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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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John Milton. (1608–1674) (continued)
 
2477
    A mind not to be chang’d by place or time.
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. 1
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 253.
2478
    Here we may reign secure; and in my choice
To reign is worth ambition, though in hell:
Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 261.
2479
    Heard so oft
In worst extremes, and on the perilous edge
Of battle.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 275.
2480
    His spear, to equal which the tallest pine
Hewn on Norwegian hills to be the mast
Of some great ammiral were but a wand,
He walk’d with to support uneasy steps
Over the burning marle.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 292.
2481
    Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks
In Vallombrosa, where th’ Etrurian shades
High over-arch’d imbower.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 302.
2482
    Awake, arise, or be forever fallen!
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 330.
2483
    Spirits when they please
Can either sex assume, or both.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 423.
2484
    Execute their airy purposes.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 430.
2485
    When night
Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons
Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 500.
2486
    Th’ imperial ensign, which full high advanc’d
Shone like a meteor, streaming to the wind. 2
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 536.
2487
    Sonorous metal blowing martial sounds:
At which the universal host up sent
A shout that tore hell’s concave, and beyond
Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night.
          Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 540.
 
Note 1.
See Book iv. line 75. [back]
Note 2.
Stream’d like a meteor to the troubled air.—Thomas Gray: The Bard, i. 2, line 6. [back]
 

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