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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

John Milton - 1821
...present, and with mighty wings outspread, 2O 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 Ood to men....
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 253 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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Murray's English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ...

Lindley Murray - 1822 - 304 pages
...worse, if the sense were sacrificed11 to the sound. 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, at the end of the third syllable, which, in reading,...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 pages
...Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And madV ts.as they pass, fann'd with unnumber'd plumes: From branch to branch the smaller birds with of this great argument I may assert eternal providence, And j ustify the ways of God to men. Say first.for...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...present, and, with mighty wings outspread, 20 Pove-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 Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant ...

1824 - 323 pages
...present and with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'st brooding o'er the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant : what in me is dark? Illumine : what is low, raise and support ; TJiat, to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal providence, And justify the ways...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1824
...—Down thither prone in flight He speeds, | and through ihe vast ethereal sky V. 267. Upon the third, what in me is dark Illumine, | what is low raise and support; I. B3. as the wakeful bird Sings darkling, | and in shadiest covert hid 111.39. Upon the fourth, ....
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - 1825 - 562 pages
...present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st manding faee, Attemper'd sweet to virgin-graee. What strings symphonious tremble in the air, of this great argument I ¡ray assert eternal providenee, And justify the ways of God to men. Say first,...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1826 - 286 pages
...worse, if the sense were sacrificed to the sound. For instance, in the following line of JVIilton, ! "What in me is dark, "Illumine; what is low, raise and support," the sense clearly dictates the pause after illumine, at the fnd of the third syllable, which, in reading,...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry

Lindley Murray - 1826
...worse, if the sense were sacrificed to the sound. 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, at the end of the 3d syllabic, which, in reading,...
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