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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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A Treatise on Versification

Robert Wilson Evans - 1852 - 169 pages
...consecutive lines making perfect verses between them. But such confusion cannot happen in Ib. i. 22. And mad'st it pregnant. | What in me is dark Illumine....support, That to the height | of this great argument. But this fault can be avoided by no possible care by the composer of the Alexandrine. It is plain that...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1852
...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...me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support; " v. Ariosto Orl. Fur. ci. St. 2. Orlando Innam. di Boiardo, rifac. da Berni, lib. ii. c. xzx. st....
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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical Dissertation, and ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1853
...intends to soar Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhime. And chiefly Thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer Before...Illumine : what is low, raise and support ; That to the highth of this great argument I may assert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men....
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Milton's Poetical Works

John Milton - 1853 - 661 pages
...intends to soar Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhime. And chiefly Thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer Before...Illumine : what is low, raise and support ; That to the highth of this great argument I may assert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men....
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Paradise Lost: A Poem,in Twelve Books; with a Memoir of the Author; Illus ...

John Milton - 1853 - 400 pages
...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 madest it pregnant : what in me is dark, Illumine ; what is low, raise and support ; That to the height...
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The Prose Works

John Milton - 1853
...retained in our authorized translation, has been twice preserved with great effect in the Paradise Lot. Thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty...brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant. I. 19. ' On the wat'ry calm His brooding wings the spirit of God outspread, And vital virtue infus'd....
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A cyclopædia of sacred poetical quotations, ed. by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia, Henry Gardiner ADAMS - 1854 - 725 pages
...of true religion, as our own Milton, who commenced his immortal epic thus: "And chiefly Thou, 0 Spirit, that dost prefer Before all temples, the upright...outspread Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And inad'st it pregnant. What in me is dark Illumine; what is low, raise and support; That to the height...
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PARADISE LOST A POEM IN TWELVE BOOKS

REV. H. STEBBING - 1854
...first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread 20 Dovelike sat'st brooding on the vast abysSj And mad'st it pregnant: What in me is dark, Illumine;...this great argument I may assert Eternal Providence, 25 And justify the ways ofjjgjJUjjnen. Say first, for Heaven hides nothing from thy view, I^or the...
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Milton's Paradise lost and Paradise regained, with notes by J. Edmondston

John Milton - 1854
...intends to soar Above the Aoniau mount, while it pursues 15 Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. And chiefly thou, O Spirit ! that dost prefer Before...Instruct me, for thou know'st ; thou from the first AVast present, and with mighty wings outspread, 20 Dove-like sat'st brooding3 on the vast abyss, And...
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The Governess: a repertory of female education

Governess - 1855
...Spirit ! that dost prefer Before all temples th' upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for Thou knowest ; Thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty...abyss, And mad'st it pregnant : What in me is dark " 7. On!-, or llurcb, and Sinai are two peaks of the lame mountain range between the (iulfs of...
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