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" Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant : what in me is dark, Illumine ; what is low, raise and support ; That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men. "
Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711 - Page 2
by John Milton - 1801
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Melodious Guile: Fictive Pattern in Poetic Language

John Hollander - 1990 - 262 pages
...me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first Was present, and with mighty wings outspread Dove-like sat brooding on the vast Abyss And mad'st it pregnant:...Illumine, what is low raise and support; That to the highth of this great Argument I may assert eternal Providence And justify the ways of God to men. [1-26]...
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Introduction to Early Modern English

Manfred Görlach - 1991 - 492 pages
...Instruct me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread 20 Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss And mad'st...Illumine, what is low raise and support: That to the highth of this great Argument I may assert th'Eternal Providence 25 And justifie the wayes of God to...
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What Lesbians Do in Books

Elaine Hobby - 1991 - 312 pages
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What Lesbians Do in Books

Elaine Hobby - 1991 - 283 pages
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Theory Now and Then

Joseph Hillis Miller - 1991 - 432 pages
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Secret Mission to Melbourne, November, 1941

Sky Phillips - 1992 - 296 pages
..."Sometimes in Parliament, when a member rises to speak, I'm tempted to steal from Paradise Lost, and say, What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and...this great argument I may assert eternal Providence — " Beaming, Professor Ind joined him in the next line: "And justify the ways of God to man!" As...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Angela Partington - 1992 - 1098 pages
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Angela Partington - 1992 - 1098 pages
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John Milton

Annabel M. Patterson - 1992 - 256 pages
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