Quotation by John Milton

Thus the orb he roamed
With narrow search, and with inspection deep
Considered every creature, which of all
Most opportune might serve his wiles, and found
The serpent subtlest beast of all the field.
John Milton (1608–1674), British poet. Paradise Lost, bk. 9, l. 82-6 (1674).

Referring to Satan, searching for a place "where to lie hid."
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