Wasting the earth

12 Apr 2022 | Moral Justice | 0 comments

O shame to men! Devil with Devil damned

Firm concord holds; men only disagree

Of creatures rational, though under hope

Of heavenly grace, and, God proclaiming peace,

Yet live in hatred, enmity, and strife

Among themselves, and levy cruel wars,

Wasting the earth, each other to destroy:

As if (which might induce us to accord)

Man hath not hellish foes enough besides,

That day and night for his destruction wait!


John Milton (1608-74), Paradise Lost.

Notes from the Compiler


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