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free citizen of the republic of heaven
19 April

The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.

John Milton, Paradise Lost

"And then what?" said her dæmon sleepily. "Build what?"
"The Republic of Heaven," said Lyra.
Phillip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

"The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it."
Elizabeth Drew

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