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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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Papers for the schoolmaster, Volumes 1-6

...present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dovelike sat'st brooding o'er 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." " I cannot tell which is to my miiid the finest passage ; this, however, I consider...
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THE PARADISE LOST

JOHN MILTON - 1851
...me, for Thou know'st ; Thou from the first It present, and with mighty wings outspread 20 )ovelike sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And madest it pregnant...support ; That to the height of this great argument ft may assert eternal Providence, 25 žAnd justify the ways of Grod to Men. Say rirst, for Heav'n hides...
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John Milton: A Biography, Especially Designed to Exhibit the Ecclesiastical ...

Cyrus R. Edmonds - 1851 - 251 pages
...discover the same train of thought which occurs in the opening passage of the " Paradise Lost :" — " What in me is dark, Illumine ; what is low, raise...may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men." midst of our best intentions, and to support our incident extremities by that authentic...
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Paradiso perduto di Milton

John Milton - English poetry - 1852
...present, and with mighty wings out-spread, Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant: what in me is dark, Illumine: what is...Nor the deep tract of Hell; say first, what cause Mov'd our grand parents, in that happy state Favour'd of Heaven so highly, to fall off From their Creator,...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 72

England - 1852
...present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the viikt 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." The First is taken, hint a:;d form both, from Homer. Homer, girding up his strength...
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Poetics: An Essay on Poetry

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - Poetics - 1852 - 294 pages
...Was present, and with mighty wing outspread Dovelike satst brooding on the vast abyss, And miul'st it pregnant : what in me is dark Illumine ! what is...may assert eternal providence, And justify the ways of God to men. CHAPTER IV. THE LYRIC. IN the drama, outward shows are represented ; in the epic, these...
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Chambers's Repository of Instructive and Amusing Tracts

...present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove.like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And madcst it pregnant : what in me is dark, Illumine ; what...may assert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to man. Say first what moved our original parents to their revolt against the Creator. The infernal...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1852
...present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like sat'at brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st end has made ; An angel tongue, which no man can persuade ; A fool, with more of i M - * iu the ways of God to men. Say first, for Heaven hides nothing from thy view, Nor the deep...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 519 pages
...present, and with mighty wings outspread 20 Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant : what in me is dark, Illumine ; what...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 Southern literary messenger, Volume 18

1852
...Spirit ; that dost prefer Before all temples the upright heart aud pure, Instruct me. • ╗ • * • What in me is dark Illumine. What is low raise and...this great argument, I may assert eternal providence, Aud justify the ways of God to men !" wcs PEN PORTRAITS, KATE. Light and gay, sad and tearful, Hopeful,...
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