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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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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...trencher fury of some riming parasite ; nor to be obtain'd by the invocation of dame Memory and her Siren daughters, but by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit,...and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim, with the hallow'd fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases; to this must be added...
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The speeches of the hon. Thomas Erskine ... when at the Bar, on ..., Volume 2

Thomas Erskine (1st baron.) - 1810
...devout prayer to that great Being, who is the source of all utterance and knowledge ; and who sendeth out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. " When the cheerfulness of fc the people," says this mighty poet, " is so sprightly tc up, as that...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...country. " This," says he, " is not to be obtained but by devout prayers to that Eternal Spirit that can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends...altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. To this must be added industrious and select reading,. * Stephen Marshall, Edmund Calamy, Thomas Young,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1815
...country. " This," says Milton, " is not to be obtained but by devout prayer to the eternal Spirit that can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends...altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. To this must be added, industrious and select reading, steady observation, and insight into all seemly...
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The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine: (now Lord Erskine), when ..., Volume 1

Thomas Erskine Baron Erskine - Freedom of the press - 1813
...devout prayer to that great Being, who is the source of all utterance and knowledge ; and who sendeth out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. " When the cheerfulness " of the people," says this mighty poet, " is so sprightly up, as " that it...
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The Speeches of the Hon. T. Erskine (now Lord Erskine): When at ..., Volume 2

Freedom of the press - 1813
...devout prayer to that great Being, who is the source of all utterance and knowledge ; and who sendeth out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. " When the cheerfulness of " the people," says this mighty poet, " is so sprightly " up, as that it...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 22

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1815
...This," says Milton, " is not to be obtained but by devout prayer to the eternal Spirit that can enrici) with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his...altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. To this must be added, industrious and select reading, steady observation, and insight into all seemly...
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The Life of the Right Reverend Father in God, Jeremy Taylor ...

Henry Kaye Bonney - 1815 - 384 pages
...siren " daughters ; but by devout prayer to that " eternal spirit, who can enrich with all ut" terance and knowledge, and sends out his " Seraphim with the...to touch and purify the lips of whom " he pleases ; to this must be added indus" trious and select reading, steady observa" tion, insight into all seemly...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 3

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...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 arts...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...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 ob" servation, and insight into all...
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