Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1671
Genre Poetry
Origin UK
Publisher Oxford University Press
My Copy combined in my little 'oxford book of milton's english poems'
First Read December 28, 2008

Paradise Regained

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

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