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" Eternal coeternal beam May I express thee unblamed? since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate. Or hear'st thou rather pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain... "
Paradise Lost, and the Fragment of a Commentary upon it by William Cowper - Page 77
by William Hayley - 1810
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 16

British poets - 1822
...dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate. Or hear'st thou rather, pure etherial stream, • Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before...formless infinite. Thee I revisit now with bolder wing, Escaped the Stygian pool, though long detain'd In that obscure sojourn, while in my flight, Through...
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Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Thomas Brown - 1822
...unapproached light Dwelt from eternity ; dwelt then in Thee, Bright Effluence of bright Essence increate ! — Or hear'st thou rather, pure ethereal Stream ! Whose...waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite."t How pathetic is the very beauty of this invocation, when we consider the feelings with...
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Paradise lost, a poem

John Milton - 1823
...dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate ! Or hear'st thou rather, pure etherial stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the...formless infinite. Thee I revisit now with bolder wing, Escaped the Stygian pool, though long detain'd In that obscure sojourn, while in my flight Through...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the ...

William Scott - 1823 - 372 pages
...dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate. Or hear'st thou rather, pure etherial stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the...deep, Won from the void and formless infinite. Thee 1 revisit now with bolder wing, Escap'd the Stygian pool, though long detain'd In that obscure sojourn;...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...Dwelt from eternity ; dwelt then in thee, 5 Bright, effluence of bright essence increate ! Or nearest thou rather pure ethereal stream, "Whose fountain...at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest 10 The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite. Thee I revisit...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1824
...thou rather pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? before the sun, Before the heav'ns thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle...and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite. 3. —since God is light, And—in unapproached light DtveH] From 1 John i. 5. f-ati is light, and...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author ..., Volume 1

British poets - 1824
...effluence of bright essence increate. Milton's Paradise Lost, b. 3. Before the sun, Before the Heav'ns thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle...and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite. Ibid, LOVE. Where now he flings about his burning heat, As in a furnace some ambitious fire, Whose...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1824
...thou rather pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? before the sun, Before the heav'ns thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle...waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infmite. 10 3. — since God is light, And — in unapproached light Dwelt] From 1 John i. 5. God is...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - 1825 - 562 pages
...stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the sun, IVfore the Heav'ns thou wert, and at the voiee o enemy ean mateh a friend. With all the kindness...a lueky guess (When daily how-d'ye's eome of eour E.-sap'd the Stygian pool, though long detain'd I n that obseure sojourn, while in my flight Through...
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Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Thomas Brown - 1826
...unapproacbed light Dwelt from eternity ; dwelt then in Thee, Bright Effluence of bright Essence increate ! — Or hear'st thou rather, pure ethereal Stream ! Whose...and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite. "t How pathetic is the very beauty of this invocation, when we consider the feelings with which it...
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