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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... "
John Milton: His Life and Times, Religious and Political Opinions: With an ... - Page 284
by Joseph Ivimey - 1833 - 397 pages
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Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays

James Schiffer - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 474 pages
...and 1 .2. 1 85 ("In my mind's eye, Horatio"), and Paradise Lost 3: 51-53: So much the rather tliou celestial Light Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate, there plani eyes. . . . (emphasis added) WORKS CITED Engle, Lars. Shakespearean Pragmatism: Market of His...
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Science and Humanism in the French Enlightenment

Aram Vartanian - History - 1999 - 182 pages
...nature, which the sight can only supply: if he then be deprived of that sense, 'So much the rather may celestial light/ Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers/ Irradiate' — as our blind poet expresses it. Accordingly in the catalogue of epic (the sublimest kind of) poets,...
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Augustine of Hippo: A Biography, Revised Edition with a New Epilogue

Peter Brown, Professor 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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Questioning God

John D. Caputo, Mark Dooley, Michael J. Scanlon - Philosophy - 2001 - 379 pages
...illumines bursts forth from the blind poet: "So much the rather thou celestial light, shine inward. There plant eyes. All mist from thence purge and disperse,...and tell of things invisible to mortal sight""— that I may praise through my pain, verse to converse. Derrida's Response to Regina M. Schwartz Derrida:...
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The Round Towers of Atlantis

Henry O'Brien - History - 2002 - 524 pages
...them to that end ; in a question, moreover, where so many adventurers have so miserably miscarried. So much the rather, thou celestial light, Shine inward,...see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight*. * Milton. 48 CHAPTER IV. HAVING thus disposed of the word " Cloic-teach," which Dr. Ledwich so relied...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - Literary Collections - 2002 - 437 pages
...universal blank Of nature's works to me expunged and razed, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. 50 So much the rather thou celestial Light Shine inward,...see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight. 31 On Mr Milton 's 'Paradise Lost ' ANDREW MARVELL Printed in the second edition of Paradise Lost (1674)....
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John Ruskin

Timothy Hilton - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 947 pages
...Brantwood dining room. Doge Enrico Dandolo, who is discussed in The Queen of the Air (XIX, 391-92). Milton, 'So much the rather thou Celestial light / Shine inward,...through all her powers / Irradiate, there plant eyes . . . / that I may see and tell / Of things invisible to mortal sight.' Paradise Lost, III, 51-55)....
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Milton: Paradise Lost

David Loewenstein - Literary Collections - 2004 - 136 pages
...Book of knowledge fair Presented with a Universal blanc Of Nature's works to me expung'd and ras'd, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out, So much...see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight. (40-55) Milton's poetic invocations are unusual in developing such a deeply personal and inward perspective,...
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