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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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John Milton. (1608–1674)
    Of Man’s first disobedience, and the fruit
Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste
Brought death into the world, and all our woe.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 1.
    Or if Sion hill
Delight thee more, and Siloa’s brook, that flow’d
Fast by the oracle of God.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 10.
    Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 16.
    What in me is dark
Illumine, what is low raise and support,
That to the height of this great argument
I may assert eternal Providence,
And justify the ways of God to men. 1
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 22.
    As far as angels’ ken.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 59.
    Yet from those flames
No light, but rather darkness visible.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 62.
    Where peace
And rest can never dwell, hope never comes
That comes to all.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 65.
    What though the field be lost?
All is not lost; th’ unconquerable will,
And study of revenge, immortal hate,
And courage never to submit or yield.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 105.
    To be weak is miserable,
Doing or suffering.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 157.
    And out of good still to find means of evil.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 165.
    Farewell happy fields,
Where joy forever dwells: hail, horrors!
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 249.
Note 1.
But vindicate the ways of God to man.—Alexander Pope: Essay on Man, epistle i. line 16. [back]