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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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Discourses, Reviews, and Miscellanies

William Ellery Channing - 1830 - 603 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...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 Biblical repositor (and quarterly observer) [afterw.] The ..., Volume 4

Edward Robinson - 1848
...poem, " by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit, who can enrich, with all knowledge and utterance, and sends out his seraphim with the hallowed fire...altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases" — if this were the account of the origin of our sermons, glorious above what is now experienced would...
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Advice in the Pursuits of Literature, Containing Historical, Biographical ...

Samuel Lorenzo Knapp - 1832 - 296 pages
...and honor of his country. " This," says Milton, " is not to be obtained but by devout prayer to the Eternal Spirit that can enrich with all utterance...observation, and insight into all seemly and generous acts and affairs, till which in some measure be compact, I refuse not to sustain this expectation."...
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Advice in the Pursuits of Literature: Containing Historical, Biographical ...

Samuel Lorenzo Knapp - 1832 - 296 pages
...and honor of his country. " This," says Milton, " is not to be obtained but by devout prayer to the Eternal Spirit that can enrich with all utterance...observation, and insight into all seemly and generous acts and affairs, till which in some measure be compact, I refuse not to sustain this expectation."...
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The Messiah, a poem

Robert Montgomery - 1832
...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...altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases : — then, amidst the hymns and hallelujahs of saints, some one, perhaps, may be heard offering at...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1832
...by devout prayer to the Eternal Spirit, that can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and send out his Seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar,...the lips of whom he pleases. To this must be added select reading, steady observation, and insight into all seemly and generous arts and affairs, till...
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The American Quarterly Observer, Volume 1

1833
...invocation of Dame Memory and her syren 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." He availed himself of all opportunities to praise and recommend that steadfast temperance which himself...
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The Monthly Repository, and Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Volume 2

1832
...that almost rival the notes that Seraphs sing — it was because in his own nervous language, " to devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit that can enrich...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases," he added " industrious and select reading, steady observation and insight into all seemly and generous...
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The Poetry of Life, Volume 2

Sarah Stickney Ellis - 1835
...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...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases." This is indeed quoting at great length, but the temptation is great also, to support with the highest...
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The Works of Wm. Ellery Channing, Volume 1

William Ellery Channing - 1835
...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." Vol. I. p. 148. He then closes with a passage, showing from what principles he forsook these delightful...
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