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John Milton Quotes Page 4

Of herbs and other country messes, / Which the neat-handed Phyllis dresses.
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#Country

A smile that glowed / Celestial rosy red, love's proper hue.
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#Smile

All but the wakeful nightingale; / She all night long her amorous descant sung.
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#Night

What call thou solitude? Is not the earth with various living creatures, and the air replenished, and all these at thy command to come and play before thee?
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#Solitude

The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty.
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#Liberty

Till old experience do attain / To something like prophetic strain.
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#Experience

All is best, though we oft doubt, / What the unsearchable dispose.
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#Doubt

Endued / With sanctity of reason.
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#Reason

Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks. Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.
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#Nations

Like that self-begotten bird / In the Arabian woods embost, / That no second knows nor third, / And lay ere while a holocaust.
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#Self

Him that yon soars on golden wing, / Guiding the fiery-wheelèd throne, / The Cherub Contemplation.
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#Contemplation

License they mean when they cry liberty.
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#Liberty

True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.
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#English Poet #Modesty

He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
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#English Poet #Rules

Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies
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#Truth

Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds
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#Charm

Where no hope is left, is left no fear.
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#Hope

Necessity, the tyrant's plea
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#Necessity

Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part; Do thou but thine.
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#Nature

More safe I sing with mortal voice, unchanged / To hoarse or mute though fall'n on evil days, / On evil days though fall'n, and evil tongues; / In darkness, and with dangers compassed round, / And solitude.
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#Evil

To chronicle the wars of kites and crows, fighting in the air.
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#Fighting

Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows.
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#Communication

With thee conversing I forget all time.
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#Conversation

Virtue that wavers is not virtue.
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#Virtue

Sable-vested Night, eldest of things.
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#Night

O fairest of creation! last and best / Of all God's works! Creature in whom excelled / Whatever can to sight or thought be formed, / Holy, divine, good, amiable, or sweet!
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#Creation

And out of good still to find means of evil.
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#Evil

Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape, / Crushed the sweet poison of misusèd wine.
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#Wine