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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 Pamphleteer, Volume 29

Great Britain - 1828
...daughters, but by devout prayer to that eternal spirit, who can enrich with all utterance and knowlege, and sends out his seraphim with the hallowed fire...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases.' — Vol. ip 122. He then closes with a passage, showing from what principles he forsook these delightful...
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Ordination Service: Sermon : Discourse on Presbyterian Ordination : Address ...

Dublin. Eustace Street Congregation (Presbyterian). - Clergy - 1829 - 108 pages
...aspirations of a heart imbued by the Spirit of prayer. You will, therefore, commence your pious labours "by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit, who can...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases."* In imitation of the blessed Saviour, who * Milton. " spake as never man spake" — who taught as never...
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The Christian Student: Designed to Assist Christians in General in Acquiring ...

Edward Bickersteth - Christian education - 1829 - 635 pages
...planning it were these : ' This is not to bfe attained 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 seemfy...
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The Friend, Volume 1

Robert Smith - Society of Friends - 1829
...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,...enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends " But because the spirit of man cannot demean itself lively in this body, without some recreating intermission...
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Discourses, Reviews, and Miscellanies

William Ellery Channing - Christianity and religious humanism - 1830 - 603 pages
...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.' Vol. I. p. 148. He then closes with a passage, showing from what principles he forsook these delightful...
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Discourses, Reviews, and Miscellanies

William Ellery Channing - Christianity and religious humanism - 1830 - 603 pages
...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.' Vol. I. p. 148. He then closes with a passage, showing from what principles he forsook these delightful...
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The Works of William Blake, Volume 2

William Blake, Edwin John Ellis, William Butler Yeats - 1893 - 435 pages
...liead of Discourse III.) Blake : Awork of genius is awork "not to be obtained by the invocation of memory, and her syren daughters, but by devout prayer...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases." — Milton. The following discourse is particularly interesting to blockheads, as it endeavours to...
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 343 pages
...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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A Gust for Paradise: Milton's Eden and the Visual Arts

Diane Kelsey McColley - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 305 pages
...work is guided by ''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," and whose assistance is obtained only by "devout prayer."55 If we do not respect the possibility that...
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Spokesperson Milton: Voices in Contemporary Criticism

Charles W. Durham, Kristin Pruitt McColgan - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 284 pages
...man, in his own magnificent phrase, of "devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit that can enrich withal utterance and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases." And finally, the Milton of poetry is, in his own words again, the man of "industrious and select reading."...
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