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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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Papers for the schoolmaster, Volumes 1-6

...est; Thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dovelike sat'st brooding o'er the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant. What in me...this great argument I may assert Eternal Providence. And justify the ways of God to men." " I cannot tell which is to my miiid the finest passage ; this,...
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De Bow's Review and Industrial Resources, Statistics, Etc ..., Volume 10

1851 - 772 pages
...; thou from the 6rst Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like sat'st brooding o'er the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant. What in me...support; That to the height of this great argument, 1 may assert eternal Providence, And vindicate the ways of God to men. This comparison is not made...
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De Bow's Review, Volume 10

1851
...; thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like eat'st brooding o'er the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant. What in me...support ; That to the height of this great argument, 1 may assert eternal Providence, And vindicate the ways of God to men. This comparison is not made...
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John Milton: A Biography, Especially Designed to Exhibit the Ecclesiastical ...

Cyrus R. Edmonds - 1851 - 251 pages
...discover the same train of thought which occurs in the opening passage of the " Paradise Lost :" — " What in me is dark, Illumine ; what is low, raise...this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men." midst of our best intentions, and to support our incident extremities...
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The Paradise Lost

John Milton - 1851 - 542 pages
...present, and with mighty wings outspread 20 )ovelike sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And madest it pregnant : What in me is dark, Illumine ; what...support ; That to the height of this great argument ft may assert eternal Providence, 25 §And justify the ways of Grod to Men. Say rirst, for Heav'n hides...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - 1852 - 519 pages
...Instruct me, for thou knowest ; Thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread 20 Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And...And justify the ways of God to men. Say first, for Heaven hides nothing from thy view, Nor the deep tract of Hell ; say first, what cause Moved our grand6...
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Paradiso perduto di Milton

John Milton - 1852 - 858 pages
...Instruct me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings out-spread, Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st...this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men. Say first, for Heaven hides nothing from thy view, Nor the deep...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

1852
...thou know'st ; thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like sat'at ways ; A constant bounty, which no friend has made...tongue, which no man can persuade ; A fool, with more of And i M - * iu the ways of God to men. Say first, for Heaven hides nothing from thy view, Nor the deep...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 72

1852
...Thou know'st : Thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'et brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant...this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men." The First is taken, hint and form both, from Homer. Homer, girding...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 72

1852 - 818 pages
...from the first Wnet present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the viikt abyss, And mad'st it pregnant: what in me is dark,...this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men." The First is taken, hint a:;d form both, from Homer. Homer, girding...
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