John Milton

1608 - 1674

A Quote by John Milton on divinity and words

The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Hymn on Christ's Nativity. Line 173.

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A Quote by John Milton on devil and hell

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The other shape, If shape it might be call'd that shape had none Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb; Or substance might be call'd that shadow seem'd, For each seem'd either,--black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, And shook a dreadful dart; what seem'd his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on. Satan was now at hand.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 666.

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A Quote by John Milton on angels, endings, and thought

The Angel ended, and in Adam's ear So charming left his voice, that he awhile Thought him still speaking, still stood fix'd to hear.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book viii. Line 1.

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A Quote by John Milton on war

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The brazen throat of war.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book xi. Line 713.

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A Quote by John Milton

The bright consummate flower.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book v. Line 481.

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A Quote by John Milton on day

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The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Regained. Book iv. Line 220.

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A Quote by John Milton

The gadding vine.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Lycidas. Line 40.

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A Quote by John Milton on people

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The gay motes that people the sunbeams.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Il Penseroso. Line 8.

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A Quote by John Milton

The great Emathian conqueror bid spare The house of Pindarus, when temple and tower Went to the ground.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: When the Assault was intended to the City.

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A Quote by John Milton on hell

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The hell within him.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 20.

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