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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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The Inheritance, Volume 2

Susan Ferrier - 1824
...or the vapour of wine—nor to be attained by the invocation of Memory and her siren daughters—but by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit, who can enrich...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases.'" * * Milton. There was so much Christian meekness, even in Mr Z 's fervour, that it was impossible not...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 3

John Milton - 1824
...beautiful allusion to the same passage, which we quoted in a note upon the Paradise Lost, i. 1 7- — " that eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases." As Mr. Pope's Messiah is formed upon passages taken from the prophet Isaiah, he very properly invocates...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1824
...of writing a poem in the English language, he says, "It was not to be ob" tinned by the invocation of " dame Memory and her Siren " daughters, but by...prayer to that eternal Spirit " who can enrich with all utter" ance and knowledge, and " sends out his Seraphim, with '' the hallowed fire of his altar, "...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1824
...of writing a poem in the English language, he says, " It was not to be ob" tained by the invocation of " dame Memory and her Siren " daughters, but by devout " prayer to that eternal Spirit " who can earich with all utter" ance and knowledge, ond " sends out his Seraphim, with " the hallowed fire of...
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The Inheritance, Volume 2

Susan Ferrier, Author of Marriage - 1825
...be raised from the heat of youth, or the vapour of wine — nor to be attained by the invocation of Memory and her siren daughters — but by devout prayer...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases.' " * Milton. There was so much Christian meekness, even in Mr Z 's fervour, that it was impossible not...
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Precept and example, in the instructive letters of eminent men to their ...

Precept - Great Britain - 1825 - 272 pages
...willingly let die. 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 acts and affairs." The PARADISE LOST, a work which sets its...
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Politics, Poetics, and Hermeneutics in Milton's Prose

David Loewenstein, James Turner - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 282 pages
...rather "by devout prayer to that eternali Spirit who . . . sends out his Seraphim with the hallow'd fire of his Altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases" (1.820—1). And the notorious "left hand" image, the central evidence for the separatist condemnation,...
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Faultlines: Cultural Materialism and the Politics of Dissident Reading

Alan Sinfield - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 365 pages
...logic of divine poetry more compelling: he contemplates a work not "to be obtained by the invocation of Dame Memory and her siren daughters, but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit." 78 In Paradise Regained (1671), Milton adds a fourth temptation to the biblical account of Jesus in...
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The New England Milton: Literary Reception and Cultural Authority in the ...

Kevin P. Van Anglen - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 255 pages
...to be finished in the heat of youth or the vapours of wine; nor yet by invocation of Dame Memory & her siren daughters, but by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit who giveth knowledge," hereby he hoped to release in some great measure the hearts of posterity from that...
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A Gust for Paradise: Milton's Eden and the Visual Arts

Diane Kelsey McColley - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 305 pages
...that entity's arrivals and choices of conduits. Milton's position is explicit. His work is guided by ''that eternal Spirit, who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and send out his seraphim, with the hallowed fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he...
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