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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 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... "
The Select Works of Mrs. Ellis: Comprising the Women of England, Wives of ... - Page 165
by Sarah Stickney Ellis - 1843
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ...

John Milton - 1795
...present, and with mighty wings outspread 19 Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant: What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support; That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to Men. Say first,...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ...

John Milton - 1795
...ihither prone in flight He speeds,-— and through the vast ethereal sky. v. 267. Up on the third, what in me is dark Illumine, — what is low raise and support; !. 23. as th/-' wakeful hird Sines darkling, — and in shadiest covert hid. iii. 39. Upon the fourth,...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...present, and with mighty wings outspread Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, 21 And mad'st it pregnant. What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support ; That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, 25 And justify the ways of God to Men. Say...
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Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711

John Milton - 1801
...present, and with mighty wings outspread zo Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant : What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support ; That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, 25 And justify the ways of God to Men. SAY...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 380 pages
...present, 'and with mighty wings outspread Dove-like satt'st •brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant : what in me is dark, Illumine; what is low, raise and support; That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to Man. Say first,...
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An Abridgment of Lectures on Rhetoric

Hugh Blair - 1808 - 312 pages
...cases it is best to sacrifice sound to sense. For instance, in the following lines of Milton : — — What in me is dark, Illumine ; what is low, raise and support. The sense clearly dictates the pause after « illumine," which ought to be observed ; though, if melody...
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Four Discourses on Subjects Relating to the Amusement of the Stage: Preached ...

James Plumptre - 1809 - 284 pages
...Wast present, and with mighty Vings outspread, Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast Abyss, And mad'st it pregnant : what in me is dark Illumine ! what is low raise and support ! That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of GOD to man. Par. Lost,...
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Paradise Lost, and the Fragment of a Commentary upon it by William Cowper

William Hayley - 1810
...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 low, raise and support; That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And ''justify the ways of Ged to men. Say first,...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...mighty wingsout spread. Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant : whnt in me is dark. Illumine ; what is low, raise and support ; That to the heighth of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men....
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1810 - 231 pages
...worse, if the sense were sacrificed to the sound. For instance, in the following line of Milton, -" What in me is dark, " Illumine ; what is low, raise and support :" the sense clearly dictates the pause after illumine, at the end of the third syllable, which, in...
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