What is milk pox?

Famous quotes containing the words pox and/or milk:

    A pox of this gout! or a gout of this pox! for the one or the
    other plays the rogue with my great toe.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    For the baby suckles and there is a people made of milk for her to use. There are milk trees to hiss her on. There are milk beds in which to lie and dream of a warm room. There are milk fingers to fold and unfold. There are milk bottoms that are wet and caressed and put into their cotton.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)