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Quotation by John Milton
Alas! What boots it with uncessant care To tend the homely slighted shepherd's trade, And strictly meditate the thankless Muse? Were it not better done as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Hid in the tangles of Neaera's hair?
John Milton (1608–1674), British poet. Lycidas (l. 64–69). . .
The Complete Poetry of John Milton. John T. Shawcross, ed. (1963, rev. ed. 1971) Doubleday.
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