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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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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes and a Life of the Author, Volume 1

John Mitford - 1838
...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 JO The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite. Thee I revisit...
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Œuvres de M.A. Jay ...

Antoine Jay - 1839
...Before the sun , Before the heav'ns thou wert, and at the voice CM"God, as with a mantle didst iuvest The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from...void and formless infinite. Thee I re-visit now with bolder wiug, Escap'd the stygian pool, thougli long detain'd In tliat obscure sejount; while in my...
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Facts in Mesmerism, with reasons for a dispassionate inquiry into it

Chauncy Hare Townshend - 1840
...thou rather, pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the SUD> Before the Heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle,...and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite." Now that, in mesmerism, a subtle medium is set in motion by the mind has been proved, but whether this...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1841 - 807 pages
...rather, pure ethereal stream, AY hose fountain who shall tell Ï Before the Sun, Before the Heavens The scale to measure others' wants by thine. See ! and confess, one comfort still bolder wing, Escap'd the Stygian pool, though long detain' d In lhat obscure sojourn, while in my flight...
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A Milton Encyclopedia, Volume 5

William Bridges Hunter - 1978 - 215 pages
...equate the two. The words are these (PL 3.8-12) addressed to light : before the Sun, Before the Heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a Mantle...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
...all things by virtue of light, light qua light extinguishes itself in performing this office.29 Light "as with a Mantle didst invest / The rising world of waters dark and deep" a mantle that eventually found its way into the new wardrobe of the Emperor, for the world is being...
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Remembering and Repeating: Biblical Creation in Paradise Lost

Regina M. Schwartz, Schwartz Regina M. - 1988 - 144 pages
...light.33 First, he evokes the creation. The light, whether eternal or coeternal, is the light that "with a Mantle didst invest / The rising world of...and deep, / Won from the void and formless infinite" (III. 10- 12). There is another evocation of Genesis in the catalogue of morning and evening, the seasons,...
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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
...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...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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