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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 North American Review, Volume 79

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - American fiction - 1854
...trencher fury of a rhyming parasite ; nor to be obtained from 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." His poetry, too, fails in the sweet, earnest, heart-tempered declamation of Cowper. Too much of the...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, Volume 45

English literature - 1835
..." by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit who 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," he might " perhaps leave something so written to after times, as they should not willingly let die."...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volume 14

1854
...and select reading, steady observation, and insight into all seemly and generous arts and affairs," "but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit who can...to touch and purify the lips of whom He pleases." You will seek Divine help by prayer ; and that which made Milton great, you may confidently hope, will...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - Fore-edge paintings - 1822 - 490 pages
...parasite ; nor to be obtained-by the invocation of dame Memory and her siren daughters ; but by devput prayer to that eternal Spirit, who can enrich with...his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases95," &c. We must surely be struck with that noble and sublime spirit which pervades these passages,...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 16

British poets - 1822
...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 lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - Authors, English - 1823
...country. rt 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 British Essayists: Rambler

James Ferguson - English essays - 1823
...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 began...
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The Philomathic journal, Volume 1

Philomathic institution - 1824
...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." The work, which was thus the subject of " cheerful and confident thoughts," was to be one " of highest...
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The Inheritance, Volume 1

Susan Ferrier - English fiction - 1824 - 387 pages
...heat of youth, or the vapour of wine— nor to be attained by the invocation of Memory and her siren daughters — but by devout prayer to that Eternal...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases.'"* There was so much Christian meekness, even in Mr. Z 's fervour, that it was impossible not to be touched...
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The Inheritance, Volume 2

Susan Ferrier - 1824 - 387 pages
...or the vapour of wine—nor to be attained by the invocation of Memory and her siren daughters—but by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit, who can enrich...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases.'" * * Milton. There was so much Christian meekness, even in Mr Z 's fervour, that it was impossible not...
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