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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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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 222 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...and select reading, steady observation, and insight ihto all seemly and generous arts and affairs. Although it nothing content me to have disclosed thus...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1845
...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 ; till which in some measure be compassed, at...
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Sketches of the History of Literature and Learning in England ..., Volumes 3-4

George Lillie Craik - 1845
...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. Till which in some measure be accomplished,...
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - 1973 - 343 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. Milton's statements of poetic theory and self-explanation...
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The Works of William Blake, Volume 2

William Blake, Edwin John Ellis, William Butler Yeats - 1893 - 435 pages
...the invocation of 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." — Milton. The following discourse is particularly interesting to blockheads, as it endeavours to...
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Spokesperson Milton: Voices in Contemporary Criticism

Charles W. Durham, Kristin Pruitt McColgan - 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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John Milton: 1628-1731

John T. Shawcross - 1995 - 439 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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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - 1996 - 1539 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' (241). Artists so equipped realize, of course,...
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Speak Silence: Rhetoric and Culture in Blake's Poetical Sketches

Mark L. Greenberg - 1996 - 221 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...altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases" (671), that claim is not made good in his poetry until Paradise Regained. There, Milton petitions for...
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The Romantic Reformation: Religious Politics in English Literature, 1789-1824

Robert M. Ryan, Robert Michael Ryan - 1997 - 292 pages
...controversy as in the composition of poetry. Since literary genius is the gift of "that eternall Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases," the divine calling of the poet provides credentials at least as legitimate as those bestowed by canonical...
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