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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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Sanity, Madness, Transformation: The Psyche in Romanticism

Ross Greig Woodman - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 278 pages
...beam' (PL 3.12) which, as the 'Holy Ghost,' Blake describes in Paradise Lost as a ' Vacuum' [MHH 6]): and the mind through all her powers Irradiate, there...see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight. (3.51-5) Because, according to Blake, the 'Celestial Light' is a 'Vacuum' in Paradise Lost, Milton...
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - Literary Collections - 2005 - 555 pages
...responding: the Intimations Ode. Wordsworth, in turn, was borrowing that "celestial light" from Milton ("So much the rather thou celestial Light / Shine...and the mind through all her powers / Irradiate"), to whom it was compensation for the physical blindness that had presented him with "a universal blank...
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Romanticism and Religion from William Cowper to Wallace Stevens

Gavin Hopps, Jane Stabler - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 262 pages
...invocation to Urania, and also by the conclusion to Milton's invocation to God's light in Book III: 'thou Celestial Light / Shine inward, and the mind...through all her powers / Irradiate, there plant eyes' (11. 51-3). Yet while he may well move his terrain away from a Christian God of light to an entirely...
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Love's Pilgrimage: The Holy Journey in English Renaissance Literature

Grace Tiffany - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 217 pages
...the salvific instruction of his readers. "[T]he mind through all her powers / Irradiate," he prays, "that I may see and tell / Of things invisible to mortal sight" (3.52-55). Milton saw his own writing as food to be ingested by less enlightened wayfarers; as an evangelical...
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The Round Towers of Ireland Or the Mysteries of Freemasonry

Henry O'Brien - History - 2007 - 536 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,...may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight *. * Milton. CHAPTER IV. HAVING thus disposed of the word " Clotc-teach/' which Dr. Ledwich so relied...
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Poetry and Ecology in the Age of Milton and Marvell

Diane Kelsey McColley - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 252 pages
...the Book of Knowledge fair Presented with Universal blank Of Nature's works to me expunged and razed, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. So much...Irradiate, there plant eyes, all mist from thence Purge and dispense, that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight. [3.37-55] Things visible to...
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The Imperfect Friend: Emotion and Rhetoric in Sidney, Milton, and Their Contexts

Wendy Olmsted - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 293 pages
..."the book of knowledge fair ... expunged and razed,' calls for 'celestial light' to 'shine inward' that 'I may see and tell /Of things invisible to mortal sight' (III.46-7, 49, 51-2, 54-5). Solitude allows for inspiration, which brings to view its own proper world....
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