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" And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. So much the rather thou, celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate ; there plant eyes, all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Of things invisible to... "
The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins - Page 16
1836
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Exile and Change in Renaissance Literature

A. Bartlett Giamatti - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 172 pages
...flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me . . . So much the rather thou Celestial Light Shine inward,...see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight. In the raising of a visor, and all it means, we may see things invisible to mortal sight in revelations...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - Poetry - 1986 - 356 pages
...his blindness cuts him off, but not without hope and not without the aid of prayer and meditation: So much the rather thou Celestial light Shine inward,...see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight. [3.51-55] At once, as though in answer to that prayer, the poem makes in effect a new start, as we...
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英美名詩一百首

American poetry - 1993 - 395 pages
...knowledg fair Presented with a Universal blanc Of Natures works to mee expung'd and ras'd, And wisdome at one entrance quite shut out. So much the rather...see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight. 試奏看夜曲。 於是, 年年都有 四季輪轉, 但是, 我這裏卸永遠 輪不到白晝,...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - Poetry - 1994 - 486 pages
...works, to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. 50 So much the rather i hem, Celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through...that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.317 Now had the Almighty Father from above, From the pure empyrean where he sits High throned...
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Humanism

Tony Davies, Grahame Davies - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 152 pages
...anticlericalism to his reading of Milton. In short, the blind poet who in 1667 had asked for 'Celestial Light' to Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers...may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight (Milton 1990: 201) was himself enlisted as a secular scripture in the cause of what was already, by...
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Milton and the Natural World: Science and Poetry in Paradise Lost

Karen L. Edwards - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 280 pages
...sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud in stead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful...see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight. (PL, 1n.4o-55)1 The passage turns, as the poem turns, upon God's ability to bring light out of darkness....
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Samuel Johnson's "general Nature": Tradition and Transition in Eighteenth ...

Scott D. Evans - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 168 pages
...divine force in it" (21-22). Milton speaks from within the same tradition: So much the rather them Celestial Light Shine inward, and the mind through...that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.20 The classical notion of poetic genius as exemplified and recounted by Plato, Sidney, and Milton...
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Augustine of Hippo: A Biography, Revised Edition with a New Epilogue

Peter Brown - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 548 pages
...Paradise Lost, will be the last exponent of this great tradition of philosophical self-expression: So much the rather, Thou Celestial Light, Shine inward...that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.1 Yet such prayers were usually regarded as part of a preliminary stage in the lifting of the...
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The Victorians and the Visual Imagination

Kate Flint, Reader in Victorian and Modern English Literature and Fellow Kate Flint - Art - 2000 - 427 pages
...being cut off 'from the cheerful ways of men', Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works ... So much the rather thou celestial Light Shine inward,...that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.42 Andrew Marvell took up the theme of compensation for blindness in 'On Paradise Lost', prefixed...
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The Motivated Sign: Iconicity in Language and Literature 2

Olga Fischer, Max Nšnny - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 387 pages
...explicit reference to the poet's blindness, who can sing the invisible, just because he cannot see: So much the rather thou Celestial Light Shine inward,...may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight (Ibid.: 54-55, III, 51-55). Visuality is censured, and exhibited as the means fit only to portray evil,...
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