|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|My Copy||combined in my little 'oxford book of milton's english poems'|
|First Read||December 28, 2008|
However, many books, / Wise men have said, are wearisome; who reads / Incessantly, and to his reading brings not / A spirit and judgment equal or superior, / (And what he brings what needs he elsewhere seek?) / Uncertain and unsettled still remains, / Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself, / Crude or intoxicate, collecting toys / And trifles for choice matters, worth a sponge, / As children gathering pebbles on the shore."
Quoted on April 28, 2010