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" Before all temples the upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the first Wast present, and with mig^y wings outspread Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And madest it pregnant: what in me is dark Illumine, what is low... "
The poetical works of John Milton. Paradise lost and regained - Page 2
by John Milton - 1860
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The Journal of Sacred Literature, Volume 1

John Kitto - Bible - 1848
...AVast present, and with mighty wings outspread Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant. What in me is dark Illumine, what is...may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men.' To trace the ill effects of dissension, to exhibit the general tendences of virtue...
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The Journal of Sacred Literature, Volume 1

John Kitto - Bible - 1848
...Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant. What in me is dark Illumine, what is...may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men.' To trace the ill effects of dissension, to exhibit the general tendences of virtue...
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The Prose Works of John Milton ...: With a Preface, Preliminary ..., Volume 3

John Milton, James Augustus St. John - 1848
...discover the same trains of thought which occur in the opening passage of " Paradise Lost :" — " What in me is dark, Illumine ; what is low, raise...may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men." Pope, in his " Essay on Man," professes to write with the same design ; and although...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 3

John Milton - 1848
...discover the same trains of thought which occur in the opening passage of " Paradise Lost :" — " What in me is dark, Illumine ; what is low, raise...may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men." Pope, in his " Essay on Man," professes to write with the same design ; and although...
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Paradise Lost: In Twelve Parts. Night Thoughts on Life, Death and ...

John Milton, Edward Young - 1848
...present, and with mighty wings outspread 90 Doveliko sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And tna'lest it pregnant : What in me is dark, Illumine; what is...this great argument I may assert Eternal Providence, 25 And justify the ways of God to men. Say first, for Heaven hides nothing from thy view, Nor the deep...
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The Christian pilot and gospel moralist, ed. by G. Harris, Volume 1

George Harris - 1849
...Spirit ! that dost prefer Before all temples th' upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou knowest : what in me is dark, Illumine ! what is low, raise...may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men." He of Avon somewhere has it thus : — " Now, God be praised, who to believing souls,...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books

John Milton - Bible - 1849 - 283 pages
...mighty wings outspread, 26 Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant: what m me is dark, Illumine ! what is low, raise and support!...this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, 25 And justify the ways of God to men* Say first, (for heaven hides nothing from thy view, Nor the...
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The Poetry and Poets of Britain: From Chaucer to Tennyson ; with ...

Daniel Scrymgeour - English poetry - 1850 - 528 pages
...present, and, with mighty wings out-spread, Dove-like sat'st brooding1 on the vast abyss And mad'st it pregnant : what in me is dark Illumine ; what is...nothing from thy view. Nor the deep tract of Hell ;2 say first, what cause Mov'd our grand parents, in that happy state, Favour'd of Heaven so highly,...
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Milton's Paradise Lost: With Copious Notes, Explanatory and Critical, Partly ...

John Milton, James Prendeville - Bible - 1850 - 382 pages
...present, and. with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant :' what in me is dark, Illumine! what...justify the ways of God to men.* Say first, — for heav'n hides nothing from thy view, Nor the deep tract of hell,3 — say first, what cause Mov'd our...
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Poetical Works

John Milton - 1850 - 658 pages
...present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, &m And mad'st it pregnant : what in me is dark, Illumine : what...may assert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men. [view, Say first, for Heaven hides nothing from thy Nor the deep tract of Hell; say...
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