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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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John Milton. (1608–1674) (continued)
 
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    Enflamed with the study of learning and the admiration of virtue; stirred up with high hopes of living to be brave men and worthy patriots, dear to God, and famous to all ages.
          Tractate of Education.
2819
    Ornate rhetorick taught out of the rule of Plato…. To which poetry would be made subsequent, or indeed rather precedent, as being less suttle and fine, but more simple, sensuous, and passionate.
          Tractate of Education.
2820
    In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.
          Tractate of Education.
2821
    Attic tragedies of stateliest and most regal argument.
          Tractate of Education.
2822
    As good almost kill a man as kill a good book: who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God’s image; but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself.
          Areopagitica.
2823
    A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
          Areopagitica.
2824
    Seasoned life of man preserved and stored up in books.
          Areopagitica.
2825
    I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.
          Areopagitica.
2826
    Who shall silence all the airs and madrigals that whisper softness in chambers?
          Areopagitica.
2827
    Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks; methinks I see her as
 

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