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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2469
AUTHOR:John Milton (1608–1674)
QUOTATION: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
ATTRIBUTION:Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 22.
 
Note 1.
But vindicate the ways of God to man.—Alexander Pope: Essay on Man, epistle i. line 16. [back]
 

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