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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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Searching for Faith: A Skeptic's Journey

W. Ross Winterowd - 2004 - 175 pages
...the same Truth: the constant and unchanging God behind the words of the text. 5 Sin and Guilt . . . 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. Milton,...
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John Milton's Paradise Lost: A Sourcebook

Margaret Kean - 2005 - 173 pages
...Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss And madest it pregnant: What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support; That to the highth10 of this great Argument" I may assert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men....
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Taste: A Literary History

Denise Gigante - 2008 - 272 pages
...but to reassimilate it back into the domain of exalted feeding. Like the Miltonic poet who implores, "What in me is dark, / Illumine, what is low, raise and support" (PL 1.22-23), tne Wordsworthian mind in its "most exalted mood" shows (in Schelling's words) "an impulse...
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The Incarnational Art of Flannery O'Connor

Christina Bieber Lake - 2005 - 258 pages
...instead pleads the Spirit to instruct him because the Spirit was before him and knows more than he does. "What in me is dark / Illumine, what is low raise and support" (22-23).33 O'Connor also takes pains to separate Asbury's final vision of the bird's descent from his...
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Shakespeare's Christianity: The Protestant and Catholic Poetics of Julius ...

E. Beatrice Batson - 2006 - 178 pages
...limitations, John Milton concludes his invocation to Paradise Lost by asking the Holy Spirit: . . . 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. (1.22-26)...
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The Passionate Society: The Social, Political and Moral Thought of Adam Ferguson

Lisa Hill - 2006 - 275 pages
...expresses this intention by quoting beneath his chapter title Milton's famous passage from Paradise Lost: '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'. PI.,...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 pages
...Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden. Paradise Lost bk. 1, 1. 1 (1667) 18 0 ߁ ؀ 0 ڀ of this great argument I may assert eternal providence, And justify the ways of God to men. Paradise...
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The Bible and Its Influence

Cullen Schippe, Chuck Stetson - 2006 - 387 pages
...Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat, Sing, Heav'nly Muse, . . . And chiefly Thou O Spirit, . . . What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support; That to the highth of this great Argument I may assert the Eternal Providence, And justify the waves of God to...
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Delirious Milton: The Fate of the Poet in Modernity

Gordon Teskey - 2006 - 214 pages
...poet from within, giving him the power to create the ideology he has taken it upon himself to affirm: What 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 Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature

Elizabeth Kantor - 2006 - 278 pages
...can speak from his heart. Chapter Four THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY RELIGION AS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH ...what 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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