• Knowledge forbidden? Suspicious, reasonless. Why should their Lord Envy them that? Can it be sin to know, Can it be death? And do they only stand By ignorance? Is that their happy state, The proof of their obedience and their faith? O fair foundation laid whereon to build Their ruin!

    John Milton, Elijah Fenton (1795). “Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books”, p.103