John Milton quote about life from Paradise Lost - Nor love thy life, nor hate; but what thou livest live well; how long, or short, permit to Heaven: and now prepare thee for another sight.
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Nor love thy life, nor hate; but what thou livest live well; how long, or short, permit to Heaven: and now prepare thee for another sight.
 John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667). copy citation

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Author John Milton
Source Paradise Lost
Topic life hate heaven
Date 1667
Language English
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“Life much; bent rather, how I may be quit, Fairest and easiest, of this cumbrous charge; Which I must keep till my appointed day Of rendering up, and patiently attend My dissolution. Michael replied.
Nor love thy life, nor hate; but what thou livest Live well; how long, or short, permit to Heaven: And now prepare thee for another sight. He looked, and saw a spacious plain, whereon Were tents of various hue; by some, were herds Of cattle grazing; others, whence the sound Of instruments, that made melodious chime, Was heard, of harp and organ; and, who moved” source

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