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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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De Bow's Review, Volume 10

1851
...; thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like eat'st brooding o'er the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant. What in me...support ; That to the height of this great argument, 1 may assert eternal Providence, And vindicate the ways of God to men. This comparison is not made...
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Debow's Review: Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress and Resources

1851
...; thou from the 6rst Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like sat'st brooding o'er the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant. What in me...support; That to the height of this great argument, 1 may assert eternal Providence, And vindicate the ways of God to men. This comparison is not made...
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The Serpent Symbol, and the Worship of the Reciprocal Principles of Nature ...

Ephraim George Squier - 1851 - 254 pages
...motion made by the hen in hatching her eggs." (Clarke, " Commentaries on the Bible," vol. ip 30.) ' Thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty...brooding on the vast abyss, . And mad'st it pregnant." MILTON. * Damascius, Cory's Anct. Frag. p. 316. Proclus refers to the Mundane Egg as the "...
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THE PARADISE LOST

JOHN MILTON - 1851
...present, and with mighty wings outspread 20 )ovelike sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And madest it pregnant : What in me is dark, Illumine ; what...support ; That to the height of this great argument ft may assert eternal Providence, 25 And justify the ways of Grod to Men. Say rirst, for Heav'n hides...
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Chambers's Repository of Instructive and Amusing Tracts

...intends to soar Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. And chiefly thou, O Spirit ! that dost prefer Before...Dove.like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And madcst it pregnant : what in me is dark, Illumine ; what is low, raise and support ; That to the height...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - 1852 - 519 pages
...Instruct me, for thou knowest ; Thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread 20 Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And...this great argument I may assert Eternal Providence, 25 And justify the ways of God to men. Say first, for Heaven hides nothing from thy view, Nor the deep...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

1852
...intends to soar Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme D othing but sat'at brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant : what in me is dark Illumine ; what is low,...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 72

1852
...Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. And chiefly Thou, Spirit, that dost prefer Before all temples the upright...present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'et brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant : what in me is dark, Illumine : what is...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 18

1852
...Spirit ; that dost prefer Before all temples the upright heart aud pure, Instruct me. * What in me is dark Illumine. What is low raise and...this great argument, I may assert eternal providence, Aud justify the ways of God to men !" wcs PEN PORTRAITS, KATE. Light and gay, sad and tearful, Hopeful,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1852
...intends to soar Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. And chiefly thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer Before...pure, Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the firsl Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss,...
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