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" And chiefly thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer Before all temples the upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast Abyss, And mad'st it pregnant... "
Paradise Lost, and the Fragment of a Commentary upon it by William Cowper - Page 4
by William Hayley - 1810
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Paradise Lost (Hughes Edition)

John Milton, Merritt Yerkes Hughes - 2003 - 384 pages
...Instruct me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread 20 Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss And mad'st...Illumine, what is low raise and support; That to the highth of this great Argument I may assert Eternal Providence, 25 And justify the ways of God to men....
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - 2003 - 1059 pages
...Instruct me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread 20 Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss And mad'st...Illumine, what is low raise and support; That to the highth of this great Argument I may assert Eternal Providence, 25 And justify the ways of God to men....
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Dante: Dante and classical antiquity : the epic tradition

Richard H. Lansing - 2003 - 416 pages
...Instruct me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread 20 Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast Abyss And mad'st...dark Illumine, what is low raise and support; That to die highth of this great Argument I may assert Eternal Providence, 25 And justify the ways of God to...
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Paradise Lost, 1668-1968: Three Centuries of Commentary

Prof Earl Miner, Earl Roy Miner, William Moeck, Steven Edward Jablonski - 2004 - 510 pages
...COMMENTARY of course known also from a more familiar passage of invocation: And chiefly Thou Spirit . . . Instruct me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first...outspread Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss. (1.17, 19-21) Who can say, however, when (in Milton's unorthodox view) that Spirit present at the Creation...
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The Incarnational Art of Flannery O'Connor

Christina Bieber Lake - 2005 - 258 pages
...Spirit as a bird in Paradise Lost: And chiefly thou O Spirit, that dost prefer Before all temples th' upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou know'st;...brooding on the vast abyss And mad'st it pregnant. ( 1 7 22)32 Whatever pretense Milton may have had about his ability to "justify the ways of God to...
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Entering the High Holy Days: A Complete Guide to the History, Prayers and Themes

Reuven Hammer - 2005 - 252 pages
...who first taught the chosen Seed, In the Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of Chaos. . . . Instruct me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first...brooding on the vast Abyss And mad'st it pregnant. . . . In Milton's poem, the subject is original sin, that is, the tainting of all human beings through...
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Religious Experience and Contemporary Theological Epistemology

Lieven Boeve, Yves De Maeseneer, Stijn Van den Bossche - 2005 - 335 pages
...Lost. Early in the book, the abyss is imagined in relation to the Genesis creation story: Thou (God] from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings...brooding on the vast Abyss And mad'st it pregnant [...]42. But soon this benign imagery gives way to something much more sinister. When the hellish council...
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Delirious Milton: The Fate of the Poet in Modernity

Gordon Teskey - 2006 - 214 pages
...where Milton addresses the Spirit, the Holy Ghost, as that part of divinity which impregnated chaos: Thou from the first Wast present and with mighty wings...brooding on the vast abyss And mad'st it pregnant. ^ Paradise Lost 1.19-22 The idea of a fertile and feminine chaos capable, if not of spontaneous generation,...
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The Crisis of Action in Nineteenth-century English Literature

Stefanie Markovits - 2006 - 258 pages
...embroiders the banner. Like Wordsworth, she is an artist.89 Wordsworth actually invokes Miltonic creation ("Thou from the first / Wast present, and with mighty...Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss / And mad'st it pregnant"90) in Old Norton's representation of his daughter at work: A maid o'er whom the blessed Dove...
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Science, Literature and Rhetoric in Early Modern England

Juliet Cummins, David Burchell - 2007 - 241 pages
...creation, since it inverts the description from the opening invocation to the Father in Paradise Lost: Thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty...brooding on the vast Abyss And Mad'st it pregnant. (1.19-22) In Milton's proem, "Brooding" takes us forward to the "brooding wings" of the creation scene...
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