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" Fast by the oracle of God, I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventrous song, That with no middle flight 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... "
Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books - Page 6
by John Milton - 1903 - 372 pages
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Using English from Conversation to Canon

Janet Maybin, Neil Mercer - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 352 pages
...and Earth Rofe out of Chuot : Or if Sinn Hill Delight theemore, and Siloa'r Brook that flow'd Faft by the Oracle of God ;' I thence Invoke thy aid to...adventrous Song, That with no middle flight intends to foar mortal taft Brought Death into the World , A Above figure 7.3 The opening of Milton's Paradise...
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The Ends of Theory

Jerry Herron, Dorothy Huson, Ross Pudaloff, Robert Strozier - Criticism. - 1996 - 334 pages
...heavens and earth Rose out of Chaos: or, if Sion hill Delight thcc more, and Siloa's brook that flowed Fast by the oracle of God, I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues...
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Approaching Authority: Transpersonal Gestures in the Poetry of Yeats, Eliot ...

Anthony Flinn, Judith Nowinski - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 244 pages
...secret top Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed, ... I thence Invoke thy aid to my advent'rous Song, That...pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhyme. (I, 1-16) Here he displaces the focus from self to Spirit. Any uncertainty the speaker may profess...
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech

Stephen Adams - Poetry - 1997 - 260 pages
...Seed, In the Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth-» Delight thee more, and Siloa's Brook that flow'd-» Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence-» Invoke thy...advent'rous Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar - ' I "'I" ' II - V ' Above th'Aonian Mount, while it pursues-» 15 . T . r -p . |„ Things unattempted...
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Persona and Decorum in Milton's Prose

Reuben Sánchez - Didactic literature, English - 1997 - 278 pages
...ambition of this young university student is surely similar to the poetic ambition of the Bard who sings: I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventrous Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th' Aonian Mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime. (Paradise Lost I, 12-16)...
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Verse in English from Eighteenth-century Ireland

Andrew Carpenter - English poetry - 1998 - 662 pages
...couplet probably echoes Milton's Paradise Lost i, 12-16: '1 thence / Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song, / That with no middle flight intends to soar...pursues / Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.' 4. maids of the woods, ie the muses. The Num'rous Crowd, with wonder and delight, At once Confound,...
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Verse in English from Eighteenth-century Ireland

Andrew Carpenter - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 650 pages
...couplet probably echoes Milton's Paradise Lost i. 12-16: 'I thence / Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song. / That with no middle flight intends to soar...pursues / Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.' 4 maids of the woods, ie the muses. The Num'rous Crowd, with wonder and delight. At once Confound,...
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The Ruins of Allegory: Paradise Lost and the Metamorphosis of Epic Convention

Catherine Gimelli Martin - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 404 pages
...imagistic trajectory whose “adven'trous Song, /.. . with no middle ffight intends to soar / Above th' Aonian Mount, while it pursues / Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhyme” (I.13_16).10 2 Yet fully to explore Milton's double deviation from the older and newer rhetorical modes...
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Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Literature

Craig Kallendorf - Rhetoric - 1999 - 276 pages
...Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of Chaos: Or if Sion Hill Delight thee more, and Sioa ‘s Brook that flow'd Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid...Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th' Aonian Mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rime. And chiefly Thou 0 Spirit,...
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Time to Begin Anew: Dryden's Georgics and Aeneis

Tanya Caldwell - Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature - 2000 - 272 pages
...that on the secret top / Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire / That Shepherd," calling upon her to aid "my adventrous Song, / That with no middle flight intends to soar / Above th' Aonian mount" (1:5-6, 13-5). The kind of faith that Milton placed in the powers of the muse (as...
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