John Milton

1608 - 1674

A Quote by John Milton

Throw hither all your quaint enamell'd eyes That on the green turf suck the honied showers, And purple all the ground with vernal flowers. Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies, The tufted crow-toe, and pale jessamine, The white pink, and the pansy freakt with jet, The glowing violet, The musk-rose, and the well-attir'd woodbine, With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head, And every flower that sad embroidery wears.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Lycidas. Line 139.

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A Quote by John Milton on books, cheerfulness, darkness, day, divinity, knowledge, men, nature, seasons, and wisdom

Thus with the year Seasons return; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me; from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of Nature's works, to me expung'd and raz'd, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iii. Line 40.

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A Quote by John Milton on day

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Thy liquid notes that close the eye of day.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Sonnet to the Nightingale.

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A Quote by John Milton

Till morning fair Came forth with pilgrim steps in amice gray.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Regained. Book iv. Line 426.

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A Quote by John Milton on experience

Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Il Penseroso. Line 173.

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A Quote by John Milton

These my sky-robes spun out of Iris' woof.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 83.

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A Quote by John Milton on immortality and joy

They eat, they drink, and in communion sweet Quaff immortality and joy.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book v. Line 637.

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A Quote by John Milton

Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks In Vallombrosa, where th' Etrurian shades High over-arch'd imbower.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 302.

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A Quote by John Milton on prose

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Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 16.

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A Quote by John Milton on sleep

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The timely dew of sleep.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 614.

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