More Milton

These quotes from Paradise Lost are out of context and unexplained. The phrasing is just beautiful, though, making the sentiments expressed more so. May we each be able to say the first and have the second said of us.
“. . .well may we afford
Our givers their own gifts, and large bestow
From large bestowed. . .”
(Book V, lines 316-318)

“So spake the seraph Abdiel faithful found,
Among the faithless, faithful only he;
Among innumerable false, unmoved,
Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified
His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal;
Nor number, nor example with him wrought
To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind
Though single.”
(Book V, lines 896-903)

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