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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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Beadle's Monthly

1867
...take; For eonl ia form and doth the body make." Spenser declares : " Every spirit ne H is most pnre, And hath in it the more of heavenly light. So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in." Even if we do not wholly believe this, there is in each heart an intuitive conviction that "actions,...
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The Essays of Elia

Charles Lamb - 1869 - 436 pages
...architecture. To the same effect, in a Hymn in honour of Beauty, divine Spenser platonising, sings : — • Every spirit as it is more pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer hody doth procure To habit in, and it more fairly dight With cheerful grace and amiable sight. For...
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Longer English poems, with notes, ed. by J.W. Hales, Issue 440

John Wesley Hales - 1872
...mere accident, but the natural and proper vehicle of the thought. " 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 With chearful grace and amiable sight : For...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1875
...character ; all condition, of the quality of the life ; all harmony, of health ; (and, for this reason, a perception of beauty should be sympathetic, or proper...in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer hody doth procure To habit in, and it more fairly dight, With cheerful grace and amiable sight. For,...
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Examination Christmas,1875

Education Department,London - 1876
...sad a face ! What ! may it be that even in heavenly places That busy Archer, Love, his arrow tries ? Every spirit as it is more pure And hath in it the...light, So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in. SECTION II. Analyse the passages in group (A) or (B) :— (A) When once her eye Hath met the virtue...
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The poetical works of Edmund Spenser. With mem. and critical diss ..., Volume 5

Edmund Spenser - 1876
...trim, that it may well be seen A palace fit for such a virgin queen. So every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer body doth procure "Ado™. To habit in, and it more fairly dight3 iso With cheerful grace and amiable sight; For of the...
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In Health

Andrew J. Ingersoll - 1877 - 190 pages
...the body is moulded by the soul as clay by the hands of the potter. "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 fairly dight, With cheerfull grace and amiable sight: For...
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Representative Nonconformists: With the Message of Their Life-work for To-day

Alexander Balloch Grosart - 1879 - 380 pages
...our language possesses — Spenser's Hymn in Honour of Beauty : — " 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 is more fairely dight With chearefull grace and amiable sight :...
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About in the World: Essays

James Hain Friswell - 1880 - 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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The English household magazine, Volume 2

1881
...Spenser's platonic theory concerning the harmony of the 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—" may be dismissed as untenable in view of the Oleopatras, Phrynes, and Nell Gwynnes ; but the mind and...
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