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Daemon
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Deep versed in books and shallow in himself.

John Milton (1608-1674)
Joel Hjalmarson
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Shocking comment about books. What would he say about all the noise of life today and uncensored stimuli we face daily.
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Deep versed in books and shallow in himself.
John Milton (1608-1674)
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Paradise regained. The Fourth Book. Verse 327. I grabbed it from the net; I'm not quite familiar with poems so long. But poems were the novels of that time, true?
monamagda
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Context from : Paradise Regained

The Fourth Book



Who, therefore, seeks in these
True wisdom finds her not, or by delusion
Far worse, her false resemblance only meets, 320
An empty cloud. 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?) 325
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. 330
Or, if I would delight my private hours
With music or with poem, where so soon
As in our native language can I find
That solace?


http://www.bartleby.com/4/504.html
Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
Deep versed in books and shallow in himself.

John Milton (1608-1674)


There are no other ways around - dig deeper and wider too...
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