Dr. King quotes John Milton, who lost his sight, on the brilliance of the divine light that he experiences in his darkness.

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[Inserted in margin: Hope] When John Milton lost his sight, he wrote a "letter to a foreign friend." In it he said: "I do not even complain of my want of sight; in the night with which I am surrounded the light of the divine presence shines with a more brilliant lustre [luste]...I am under the shadow of the divine wings which have enveloped me with this darkness."
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