John Milton June: Your length of life permit to Heaven

Nor love thy life, nor hate; but what thou liv’st
Live well; how long or short permit to Heaven.

(John Milton. Paradise Lost. Book XI, 553-4.)

cf.: “Summum nec metuas diem, nec optes.” (Neither fear nor wish for your last day.)

(Marcus Valerius Martialis, aka “Martial.” Epigramatta. Book X, Epigram 47. 13-14.)

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