On this date, March 27, 1667, English poet and theologian John Milton published what became his great work, titled Paradise Lost. It hasn’t been until recent years that I picked it up and read sections, and it is absolutely fascinating. At times it is challenging to read, but worth the effort. Here are several quotes.

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”

And after hearing the lies from the serpent, Eve is convinced that the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil will be a source of enlightenment and virtue.

Greedily she engorged without restraint,

And knew not eating death;

The mind is its own place

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