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" And chiefly thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer 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... "
Paradise Lost, and the Fragment of a Commentary upon it by William Cowper - Page 4
by William Hayley - 1810
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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical ..., Page 108, Volume 1

John Milton - 1853 - 370 pages
...intends to soar Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhime. And chiefly Thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer Before...Illumine : what is low, raise and support ; That to the highth of this great argument I may assert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men....
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Paradise Lost: A Poem,in Twelve Books; with a Memoir of the Author; Illus ...

John Milton - 1853 - 474 pages
...intends to soar Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. And chiefly thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer Before...Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And madest it pregnant : what in me is dark, Illumine ; what is low, raise and support ; That to the height...
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The Prose Works, Volume 4

John Milton - 1853 - 554 pages
...retained in our authorized translation, has been twice preserved with great effect in the Paradise Lo»t. Thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty...brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant. I. 19. ' On the wat'ry calm His brooding wings the spirit of God outspread, And vital virtue infus'd....
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A cyclopędia of sacred poetical quotations, ed. by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia, Henry Gardiner Adams - 1854 - 762 pages
...of true religion, as our own Milton, who commenced his immortal epic thus: — "And chiefly Thou, 0 Spirit, that dost prefer Before all temples, the upright...outspread Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And inad'st it pregnant. What in me is dark Illumine; what is low, raise and support; That to the height...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books

John Milton, Henry Stebbing - 1854 - 324 pages
...first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread 20 Dovelike sat'st brooding on the vast abysSj And mad'st it pregnant: What in me is dark, Illumine;...this great argument I may assert Eternal Providence, 25 And justify the ways ofjjgjJUjjnen. Say first, for Heaven hides nothing from thy view, I^or the...
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Milton's Paradise lost and Paradise regained, with notes by J. Edmondston

John Milton - 1854 - 534 pages
...intends to soar Above the Aoniau mount, while it pursues 15 Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. And chiefly thou, O Spirit ! that dost prefer Before...Instruct me, for thou know'st ; — thou from the first AVast present, and with mighty wings outspread, 20 Dove-like sat'st brooding3 on the vast abyss, And...
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The Governess: a repertory of female education

Governess - 1855 - 884 pages
...Spirit ! that dost prefer Before all temples th' upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for Thou knowest ; Thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty...abyss, And mad'st it pregnant : What in me is dark — " 7. On!-, or llurcb, and Sinai are two peaks of the lame mountain range between the (iulfs of...
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The Doctrine of Inspiration: Being an Inquiry Concerning the Infallibility ...

John MacNaught - Bible - 1856 - 366 pages
...the true meaning of Gen. i. 2, when, in his invocation, he addresses the " Ruacb. " of God thus, " And chiefly thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer Before...wings outspread, Dove-like satst brooding on the vast ahyss And mad'st it pregnant." Such is the earliest Scriptural reference to the divine " Ruach." Now,...
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The doctrine of inspiration, an inquiry concerning the infallibility ...

John Macnaught - 1856 - 398 pages
...given the true meaning of Gen. i. 2, when, in his invocation, he addresses the " Ruach " of God thus, " And chiefly thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer Before...first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-lihe safst brooding on the vast ahyss And mad'st it pregnant." Such is the earliest Scriptural...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1856 - 518 pages
...the Aonian mount,5 while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.6 And chiefly thou, 0 SPIRIT ! that dost prefer Before all temples the upright...and with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'st brooding7 on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant : what in me is dark, Illumine ; what is low, raise...
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