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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 Practical Astronomer

Thomas Dick - 1845 - 567 pages
...dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate. Before the sun Before the heavens thoa wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, did'st...and deep Won from the void and formless infinite. As light is an element of so much importance and utility in the system of nature, so we find that arrangements...
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Pulpit Elocution: Comprising Suggestions on the Importance of Study; Remarks ...

William Russell - 1846 - 408 pages
...unapproached light Dwelt from eternity ; dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate ! Or hear'st thou, rather, pure ethereal stream Whose...formless infinite. Thee I revisit now with bolder wing, Escaped the Stygian pool, though long detained In that obscure sojourn, while on my flight Through...
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Practical Elocution: Containing Illustrations of the Principles of Reading ...

Samuel Niles Sweet - 1846 - 312 pages
...unapproached light Dwelt from eternity ; dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate 2. Or hear'st thou rather, pure ethereal stream, Whose...and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite. 3. Thee I revisit now with bolder wing, Escaped the Stygian pool, though long detain'd In that obscure...
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A Practical Manual of Elocution: Embracing Voice and Gesture ...

Merritt Caldwell - 1846 - 357 pages
...unapproached 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. 3. And the heaven departed as a scroll, when it is rolled together': and every mountain and island...
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English and Hindi Religious Poetry: An Analogical Study

John A. Ramsaran - 1973 - 199 pages
...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...formless infinite. Thee I re-visit now with bolder wing, Escap't the Stygian Pool, though long detaind In that obscure sojourn, while in my flight Through utter...
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A Milton Encyclopedia, Volume 5

William Bridges Hunter - 1978 - 215 pages
...first matter actually tend to equate the two. The words are these (PL 3.8-12) addressed to light : before the Sun, Before the Heavens thou wert, and...and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite. The passage has been understood to tell us that by God's creative light a finite Chaos ("waters") was...
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Women, Literature, Criticism

Harry Raphael Garvin - 1978 - 177 pages
...closely associated with the androgynous breeding-hatching Dove that brought life to the waters : [Light] at the voice Of God, as with a Mantle didst invest...and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite. (3.10-12) At the same time, Milton's description of Light investing or clothing the dark and deep waters...
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - 1983 - 344 pages
...unapproached Light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate. Or hears't thou rather pure Ethereal stream, Whose...formless infinite. Thee I revisit now with bolder wing, Escap't the Stygian Pool, though long detain'd In that obscure sojourn, while in my flight Though utter...
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A Gust for Paradise: Milton's Eden and the Visual Arts

Diane Kelsey McColley - 1993 - 305 pages
...Light"68 and dwells in the "Bright effluence of bright essence increate" that existed "before the Sun," and at the voice Of God, as with a Mantle didst invest...and deep. Won from the void and formless infinite. (3.1-12) That effluence pours forth to fill the "Male and Female Light" of the created world. Earth...
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A Baptism Sourcebook

J. Robert Baker, Larry J. Nyberg, Victoria M. Tufano - 1993 - 224 pages
...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...didst invest The rising world of waters dark and deep, |ohn Mi|ton Won from the void and formless infinite. Seventeenth century G' iOD from God, Light from...
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