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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:563
AUTHOR:John Milton (1608–74)
QUOTATION:He that has light within his own cleer brest
May sit i’th center, and enjoy bright day,
But he that hides a dark soul, and foul thoughts
Benighted walks under the mid-day Sun;
Himself is his own dungeon.
ATTRIBUTION:JOHN MILTON, “A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634,” lines 380–84, The Works of John Milton, vol. 1, part 1, p. 99 (1931). The title was changed to “Comus” for the stage version in 1737.
SUBJECTS:Evil
WORKS:John Milton Collection
 
 
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