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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. "
The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ... - Page 55
by Great Britain - 1804
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 5

1816
...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...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases." But forgetful of his high calling he still devoted himself to die service of the rebellious. Within...
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The rhapsodist; or, Mes souvenirs, an epistle [in verse].

Richard Esmond Comerford - 1817 - 99 pages
...caught th' ethereal fire, That beam'd refulgent from the Muse's lyre ; * " This is not to be obtaiped, but by devout prayer, to that Eternal Spirit, that...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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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...confidence, his high opinion of his own powers ; and promises to undertake something, he yet knews not what, that may be of use and honour to his country....lips " of whom he pleases. To this must be added, indus" trious and select reading, steady observation, and in"' sight into all seemly and generous arts...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 331 pages
...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 sends...industrious and select reading, steady observation, insight into all seemly and generous arts and affairs. Although it nothing content me to have disclosed...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 7

Ezekiel Sanford - 1819
...then proceeds to say, that this thing can only be done ' by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit, who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends...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 Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volumes 18-19

1854
...insight into all seemly and generous arts and affairs," "but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends...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 - 1822 - 490 pages
...invocation of dame Memory and her siren daughters ; but by devput prayer to that eternal Spirit, who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends...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 Enquirer

William Godwin - 1823 - 411 pages
...Spirit, who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim, with the hallow'd fire of his Altar, to touch and purify the lips of...this must be added industrious and select reading, steddy observation, insight into all seemly and generous arts and affaires ; till which in some measure...
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The Philomathic journal, Volume 1

Philomathic institution - 1824
...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 sends...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 Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 3

John Milton - 1824
...same passage, which we quoted in a note upon the Paradise Lost, i. 1 7- — " that eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases." As Mr. Pope's Messiah is formed upon passages taken from the prophet Isaiah, he very properly invocates...
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