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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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Poetics: An Essay on Poetry

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - 1852 - 330 pages
...Was present, and with mighty wing outspread Dovelike satst brooding on the vast abyss, And miul'st it pregnant : what in me is dark Illumine ! what is...this great argument, I may assert eternal providence, And justify the ways of God to men. CHAPTER IV. THE LYRIC. IN the drama, outward shows are represented...
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Chambers's Repository of Instructing and Amusing Tracts, Volumes 1-3

1852
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1852
...present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And madest it pregnant: what in me is dark, Illumine; what is...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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Chambers's Repository of Instructive and Amusing Tracts

...present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove.like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And madcst it pregnant : what in me is dark, Illumine ; what...this great argument I may assert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to man. Say first what moved our original parents to their revolt against...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 18

1852
...Spirit ; that dost prefer Before all temples the upright heart aud pure, Instruct me. • » • * • What in me is dark Illumine. What is low raise and...this great argument, I may assert eternal providence, Aud justify the ways of God to men !" wcs PEN PORTRAITS, KATE. Light and gay, sad and tearful, Hopeful,...
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A Treatise on Versification

Robert Wilson Evans - 1852 - 169 pages
...consecutive lines making perfect verses between them. But such confusion cannot happen in Ib. i. 22. And mad'st it pregnant. | What in me is dark Illumine....support, That to the height | of this great argument. But this fault can be avoided by no possible care by the composer of the Alexandrine. It is plain that...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1852
...Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread 20 Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st...me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support; " v. Ariosto Orl. Fur. ci. St. 2. Orlando Innam. di Boiardo, rifac. da Berni, lib. ii. c. xzx. st....
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A Treatise on Versification

Robert Wilson Evans - 1852 - 169 pages
...consecutive lines making perfect verses between them. But such confusion cannot happen in Ib. i. 22. And mad'st it pregnant. | What in me is dark Illumine....What is low raise and support, That to the height j of this great argument. But this fault can be avoided by no possible care by the composer of the...
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School elocution : or The young academical orator

William Herbert - 1853 - 192 pages
...Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, 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 man. ACCUSING, — APPEALING. BOLINGBROKE ACCUSING MOWBRAY. First, (heaven...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem,in Twelve Books; with a Memoir of the Author; Illus ...

John Milton - 1853 - 472 pages
...present, and, with mighty wings outspread. Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And madest it pregnant : what in me is dark, Illumine ; what...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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