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" Let there be light, said God ; And forthwith light Ethereal, first of things, quintessence pure, Sprung from the deep ; and from her native east To journey through the... "
The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author by S. Johnson - Page 45
by John Milton - 1807
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Milton's Theory of Poetry and Fine Art: An Essay

Ida Langdon - 1924 - 366 pages
...Heaven Flew upward, spirited with various forms, That rolled orbicular, and turned to stars Numberless.1 'Let there be light!' said God; and forthwith light...of things, quintessence pure Sprung from the deep.' To the imagination of Milton, then, light is the manifestation of the heavenly spirit, the first of...
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The Poems of John Milton: English, Latin, Greek & Italian, Volume 2

John Milton - 1925 - 450 pages
...to like, the rest to several place Disparted, and between spun out the Air, And Earth self-balanc't on her Centre hung. Let there be Light, said God,...Spher'd in a radiant Cloud, for yet the Sun Was not; shee in a cloudy Tabernacle Sojourn'd the while. God saw the Light was good; And light from darkness...
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The Complete Works of Walter Savage Landor, Volume 5

Walter Savage Landor - 1927 - 354 pages
...self-balanced, on her centre hung. Unhappily he permitted his learning to render him verbose immediately after : Let there be light, said God, and forthwith light...of things, quintessence pure, Sprung from the deep. The intermediate verse is useless and injurious ; beside, according to his own account, light was not...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

1909 - 502 pages
...like, the rest to several place Disparted, and between spun out the Air, And Earth, self-balanced, on her centre hung. " 'Let there be Light ! ' said...Deep, and from her native East To journey through the aery gloom began, Sphered in a radiant cloud — for yet the Sun Was not; she in a cloudy tabernacle...
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The Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories

Merriam-Webster, Inc - 1991 - 552 pages
...however, Milton uses quintessence with the stress falling on the second syllable as is common today: "Let there be Light!" said God; and forthwith Light...of things, quintessence pure, Sprung from the Deep. . . . Many believed that the quintessence was found not only beyond the sphere of the Earth but was...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - 2003 - 1084 pages
...like, the rest to several place 240 Disparted, and between spun out the Air, And Earth self-balanc't on her Centre hung. Let there be Light, said God,...pure Sprung from the Deep, and from her Native East 245 To journey through the airy gloom began, Spher'd in a radiant Cloud, for yet the Sun Was not; shee...
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