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" Memory and her siren daughters ; but by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom He pleases. "
Paradise Lost: With Variorum Notes ... and a Memoir of the Life of Milton ... - Page xi
by John Milton - 1841 - 457 pages
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Literary Hours; Or, Sketches, Critical, Narrative, and Poetical, Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1804
...heat of youth, or the vapour of wine — nor to be obtained by the invocation of Memory and her siren daughters ; but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit,...altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. MILTON, No species of poetry, perhaps, is more difficult of execution than the religious ; the natural...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...country. " This," says he, " is not to be obtained but by devout prayer to " that Eternal Spirit that can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and "...to touch and " purify the lips of whom he pleases. To this must be added, industrious and " select reading, steady observation, a"nd insight into all...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...trencher fury of a rhyming parasite ; nor to be obtained by the invocation of dame Memory and her siren daughters ; but by devout prayer to that eternal spirit,...altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases ; to this must be added industrious and select reading, steady observation, insight into all seemly...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...trencher fury of a rhyming parasite ; nor to be obtained Jby the invocation of dame Memory and her siren daughters ; but by devout prayer to that eternal spirit,...altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases ; to this must be added industrious and select reading, steady observation, insight into all seemly...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...trencher fury of a rhyming parasite; nor to be obtained by the invocation of dame Memory and her siren daughters; but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit,...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases," 6 úc. We .must surely be struck with that noble and sublime spirit, which pervades these passages,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1806
..." is not to be obtained but by devout '< prayer to that Eternal Spirit that can eprich VOL. X. Y " with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out "..." to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. " To this must rjp added, industrious and select " reading, steady observation, and insight into all...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

English literature - 1806
...not to be obtained but by. devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit, that can enrich with all •iterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim with the...altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. To this must be added industrious anrl select reading, steady observation and insight into-all seemly...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...vol. LXXI. p. 190. " that Eternal Spirit that can enrich with all " utterance and knowledge, and send out his " seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar,...to touch and purify the lips of whom he " pleases." Having invoked the special protection of Heaven, and by that act of piety fortified his mind, he began...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...devout prayer to that " Eternal Spirit that can enrich with all utterance " and knowledge, and fends out his Seraphim, with ** the hallowed fire of his altar, to touch and purify " the lips of whom he pleafes. To this muft be ** added, induftrious and felect reading, fteady ob** fervation, and infight...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 1

John Milton, Charles Symmons - Poets, English - 1806
...trencher fury of a rhyming parafite ; nor to be obtained by the invocation of dame memory and her firen daughters, but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit,...who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and fends out his feraphim, with the hallowed fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he...
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