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" Or hear'st thou rather pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell? Before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless... "
Paradise lost, a poem. With the life of the author [by E. Fenton]. - Page 60
by John Milton - 1800
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Evenings in Autumn: On the blindness of Homer, Ossian, and Milton. The ...

Nathan Drake - 1822
...thou rather, pure etherial stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle,...void and formless infinite. Thee I revisit now with bolder wing, Escap'd the Stygian pool, though long detain'd In that obscure sojourn, while in my flight...
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Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Thomas Brown - 1822
...rather, pure ethereal Stream ! Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the Sun, Before the heavens, Thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle...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
...thou rather, pure etherial stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the sun, Before the Heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle,...void and 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...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the ...

William Scott - 1823 - 372 pages
...thou rather, pure etherial stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle...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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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author ..., Volume 1

British poets - 1824
...Bright 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...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
...hear'st 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...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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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1824
...hear'st 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...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 British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 pages
...hear'st thou rather, pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the sun, Before the iam worldW waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite. Thee I revisit now with bolder...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...thou rather pure ethereal stream, "Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and 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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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1825 - 372 pages
...thou rather, pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell J Before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle...void and formless infinite. Thee I revisit now with bolder wing, Escap'd the Stygian pool, though long detain'd In that obscure sojourn ; while in my flight,...
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