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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 Origin of the Stars: And the Causes of Their Motions and Their Light

Jacob Ennis - Nebular hypothesis - 1867 - 394 pages
...Spirit, that dost prefer Before all temples the 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 man." But why do we assume that all matter was formerly diffused equally, or nearly equally,...
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THE ATTRACTIONS OF THE WORLD TO COME

ALFRED BRYANT - 1867
...doest prefer Before all temples, the upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou knowest:—. -—- What in me is dark Illumine; what is low, raise and...may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men."—MILTON. THE only spot in the world to come, which is not delightfully attractive,...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations - 1867 - 715 pages
...Of highest dispensation, which herein, Haply had ends above my reach to know. Milton, S,™i.yfi.60. What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and...may assert eternal providence And justify the ways of God to men. Milton, PLI 22. Tell me, O ye powers, — For I'll be calm, — was I not worthy of...
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ...

New Church gen. confer - 1867
...revelation in the knowledge of Christ, (Eph, i. 17.) whom we would invoke, in the words of the poetsage— " What in me is dark Illumine ; what is low, raise and...may assert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to man." It may be well to premise by a few words in reference to the meaning of the term. By...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 28

Henry Allon - Christianity - 1858
...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.' We regret the total absence of this reverential temper in the volume before us. Nature...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source : Passages ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1868 - 778 pages
...Fast by the oracle of God. Boot i. Line itx Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. Book i. Line 16. What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and...may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men. Book i. Line 22. As far as Angel's ken. Book \. Line 59. Yet from those flames No light,...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 40

1896
...present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dovelike, satst brooding o'er the vast abyss, And madst it pregnant ; what in me is dark Illumine ; what is...may assert Eternal Providence, And justify the, ways of God to men. And so too Dante, in the quaint but impressive appeal to Apollo in his Paradiso : '...
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A Critical History of English Literature: Shakespeare to Milton, Volume 2

David Daiches - 1979 - 289 pages
...Wast present and with mighty wings outspread Dove-like satst 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. The placing of the pauses, the rise and fall of the emotion, the high emotional charge...
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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 vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant : what in me is dark, Illumine : what...may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men." The First ia taken, hint and form both, from Homer. Homer, girding up his strength...
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An Advent Sourcebook

Thomas O'Gorman - Religion - 1988 - 170 pages
...wings outspread, Dovelike sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant: What is in me dark, Illumine; what is low, raise and support; That,...may assert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men. V IRTUS Altissimi obumbrabit tibi. The power of the Most High will overshadow you. Monastic...
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