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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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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - 1807
...the pen of some vulgar amorist, or the trencher-fury of a rhyming parasite ; nor to be obtained by the invocation of dame Memory and her syren daughters;...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 arts...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...the pen of some vulgar amorist, or the trencher-fury of a rhyming parasite ; nor to be obtained by the invocation of dame Memory and her syren daughters;...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 arts...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...from the pen of some vulgar amorist, or the trencher-fury of a rhymmg parasite ; nor to be obtained by the invocation of dame Memory and her syren daughters...with the hallowed fire of his altar, to touch and pu* rify the lips of whom he pleases. To this must be added industrious and select reading, steady...
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Prose Works ...: Containing His Principal Political and ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1809
...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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Works, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...by devout prayer to 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." f Having invoked the special protection of Heaven, and by that act of piety fortified his mind, he...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton,: With Notes of Various Authors. To which ...

John Milton, Henry John Todd - 1809
...Englifh language, he fays, " It was not to be obtained by the invocation of Dame Memory and her Siren daughters, but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit...who 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...
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The life of Milton, and Conjectures on the Origin of Paradise Lost, by ...

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810
...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 and...
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Life of Torquato Tasso: With an Historical and Critical Account of ..., Volume 1

John Black - 1810
...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 and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...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...his altar, to touch and purify " the lips of whom he-pleases. To this must be " added, industrious and select reading, steady ob" servation, and insight...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...dame Memory and her siren daughters; but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit, who can enrich Avilh all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases,"" &c. We must surely be struck with that noble and sublime spirit which pervades these passages, and...
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