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" So every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in, and it more fairly dight, With cheerful grace and amiable sight. For, of the soul, the body form doth take, For soul is form,... "
Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 174
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 pages
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The Works of Charles Lamb: With a Sketch of His Life and Final ..., Volume 2

Charles Lamb, Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd - 1857
...architecture. To the same effect, in a hymn in honour of beauty, divine Spenser, platonizing, sings : — " Every spirit as it is more pure, And hath in it the more or heavenly light, * So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in, and it more fairly dight With...
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Daedalus: Or, The Causes and Principles of the Excellence of Greek Sculpture

Edward Falkener - 1860 - 322 pages
...especially of the female form and countenance, to be indicative of goodness. " Every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in." Spenser. He alone was esteemed beautiful, who joined a 1 The above free but happy translation is given...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF EDMUND SPENSER. THE TEXT AREFULLY REVISED, AND ...

FRANCIS J. CHILD - 1860
...that it may well be seene 125 A pallace fit for such a virgin queene. So every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer bodie doth procure To habit in, and it more fairely dight l iso With chearfull grace and amiable sight...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...both the holder and the beholder. Zimmerman. BEAUTY— of Body and Soul. Every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light,^ So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in ; For of the soul the body form doth take ; For soul is form, and doth the body make. ¡Spenser. BEAUTY-Celeetiality...
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The Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 5

Edmund Spenser - 1862
...that it may well be feene i*i A pallace fit for fuch a virgin Queene. So every fpirit, as it is moft pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer bodie doth procure To habit in, and it more fairely dight >i° With chearefull grace and amiable fight...
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About in the World: Essays by the Author of "The Gentle Life".

James Hain Friswell - 1864 - 312 pages
...which we all believe, or have believed at one time of our lives : — " Every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in." Then comes his peculiar philosophy — not only his, but, as we have said, ours and all the world's...
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About in the world, essays, by the author of 'The gentle life'.

James Hain Friswell - 1864
...which we all believe, or have believed at one time of our lives :— " Every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in." Then comes his peculiar philosophy—not only his, but, as we have said, ours and all the world's :—...
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Woman and Her Era, Volume 1

Eliza Wood Farnham - 1864 - 785 pages
...and others of like nature, and it will be seen, as Spenser says, that : " Every Spirit as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer Body doth procure To habit in. For of the Soul the Body form doth take : For Soul is form, and doth the Body make." CHAPTER III. HISTOKIC...
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Dina, or Familiar faces [by W.P. Wilkie].

William Patrick Wilkie - 1865
...every part.' So at least says Dante, and Spenser has a similar fancy : ' Every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer body doth procure To habit.' " " That 's nonsense, you know, papa» You're joking, aren't you ? Some of the nicest people we visit...
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The British Poets, Volume 5

1866
...that it may well be seene its A pallace fit for such a virgin queene. So every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer bodie doth procure To habit in, and it more fairely dight l isc With chearfull grace and amiable sight...
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