John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) John Milton. (16081674) 2682
Ran on embattled armies clad in iron, And, weaponless himself, Made arms ridiculous.
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Just are the ways of God, And justifiable to men; Unless there be who think not God at all.
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What boots it at one gate to make defence, And at another to let in the foe?
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But who is this, what thing of sea or land, Female of sex it seems, That so bedeckd, ornate, and gay, Comes this way sailing Like a stately ship Of Tarsus, bound for th isles Of Javan or Gadire, With all her bravery on, and tackle trim, Sails filld, and streamers waving, Courted by all the winds that hold them play, An amber scent of odorous perfume Her harbinger?
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Yet beauty, though injurious, hath strange power, After offence returning, to regain Love once possessd.
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He s gone, and who knows how he may report Thy words by adding fuel to the flame?
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For evil news rides post, while good news baits.
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And as an evning dragon came, Assailant on the perched roosts And nests in order rangd Of tame villatic fowl.
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Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast, no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, or blame,nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble.
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