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" Daughters, but by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. "
Poetical Works: Biography of Milton - Page 210
by John Milton - 1835
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Paradise Lost: A Student's Companion to the Poem

Francis C. Blessington - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 164 pages
...found, are the inspired gift of God rarely bestow'd" (Prose, 1:816). They are given by "that eternall Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim with the hallow'd fire of his Altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases" (Prose, 1:82021), imitating...
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Milton's Legacy

Kristin A. Pruitt, Charles W. Durham - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 257 pages
...Milton: "This," says he, "is not to be obtained but by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit that . . . can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends...industrious and select reading, steady observation, and . . . insight into all seemly and generous arts and affairs; till which in some measure be compast,...
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Paradise Lost (Kastan Edition)

John Milton, David Scott Kastan - Poetry - 496 pages
...not in itself be enough. The complex role demanded something more: "devout prayer to that eternall Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim with the hallow 'd fire of his Altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases" (ibid., 241). His plea...
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Literature, Literary History, and Cultural Memory

Herbert Grabes - 2005 - 378 pages
...we read: "A work of Genius is a Work 'Not to be obtain'd by the Invocation of Memory and her Syren Daughters, but by Devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit, who can enrich with all utterance & knowledge & sends out his Seraphim with the hallowed fire of his Altar to touch & purify the lips...
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Romanticism: Romanticism, belief, and philosophy

Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy - European literature - 2006 - 348 pages
...religious controversy as in the composition of poetry. Since literary genius is the gift of "that eternall Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge,...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases," the divine calling of the poet provides credentials at least as legitimate as those bestowed by canonical...
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The Art of Effective Public Speaking

Ernest Pertwee - Self-Help - 2006 - 280 pages
...devout prayer to that great Being who is the source of all utterance and knowledge ; and who sendeth out His seraphim with the hallowed fire of His altar to touch and purify the lips of whom He pleases. ' When the cheerfulness of the people,' says this mighty poet, 'is so sprightly up, as that it has...
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