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John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He is known for the works: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Lycidas, L'Allegro, and Il Penseroso.


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Quote Left When I consider how my light is spent E're half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one Talent which is death to hide, Lodg'd with me useless, though my Soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, least he returning chide, Doth God exact day-labour, light deny'd, I fondly ask; But patience to prevent That murmur, soon replies, God doth not need Either man's work or his own gifts, who best Bear his milde yoak, they serve him best, his State Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed And post o're Land and Ocean without rest: They also serve who only stand and waite. Quote Right
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Quote Left So he with difficulty and labour hard Moved on, with difficulty and labour he;... Quote Right
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Quote Left To measure life learn thou betimes, and know Toward solid good what leads the nearest way;... Quote Right
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Quote Left Hail wedded love, mysterious law, true source Of human offspring, sole propriety,... Quote Right
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Quote Left He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king. Quote Right
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