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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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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 5

English literature - 1816
...from 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,...but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit, who can inrich .with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his...
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 5

English literature - 1816
...from 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,...but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit, who can inrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar,...
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The rhapsodist; or, Mes souvenirs, an epistle [in verse].

Richard Esmond Comerford - 1817 - 99 pages
...the Muse's lyre ; * " This is not to be obtaiped, but by devout prayer, 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 !" When we compare these humble effusions of the soul, and consider that they proceed from the authors...
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Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for ..., Volume 22

Thomas Bayly Howell, Thomas Jones Howell - Law reports, digests, etc - 1817
...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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Lectures on the English Poets

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1818 - 331 pages
...trencher fury of a rhyming parasite, nor to be obtained by the invocation of Danae 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 works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...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, indus" trious and select reading, steady observation, and in"' sight into all...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 7

Ezekiel Sanford - English poetry - 1819
...they were rugged and difficult indeed.'* He then proceeds to say, that this thing can only be done ' by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit, who can enrich...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases.'! Here we have nearly the argument and invocation of Paradise Lost; and perhaps it is not unworthy of...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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 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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...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 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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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." Having invoked the special protection of Heaven, and by that act of piety fortified his mind, he be....
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