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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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Milton's Poetical Works

John Milton - 1853 - 661 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...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....
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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical Dissertation, and ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1853
...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...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....
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Milton's Paradise lost and Paradise regained, with notes by J. Edmondston

John Milton - 1854 - 538 pages
...present, and with mighty wings outspread, 20 Dove-like sat'st brooding3 on the vast abyss, And madest it pregnant : — what in me is dark, Illumine ! what...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...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books

John Milton, Henry Stebbing - 1854 - 312 pages
...first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread 20 Dovelike sat'st brooding on the vast abysSj And mad'st it pregnant: What in me is dark, Illumine;...assert Eternal Providence, 25 And justify the ways ofjjgjJUjjnen. Say first, for Heaven hides nothing from thy view, I^or the deep tract of Hell; say...
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A cyclopædia of sacred poetical quotations, ed. by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1854
...Instruct me, for Thou kuow'st: Thou, from the first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st...low raise and support; That to the height of this givat argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men. Say first, for...
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The Epistle of Paul to the Romans

1854 - 276 pages
...not the Judge of all the earth do right?" Well does Milton pray, at the beginning of Paradise Lost, " What in me is dark Illumine, what is low, raise and...this great argument I may assert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to man." 1. Therefore. This indicates too close a logical sequence, where...
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The first four books of Milton's Paradise lost; with notes, by C.W. Connon

John Milton - 1855
...Milton's lines for some few years yet I may go on than these : — trust with him toward the payment of Illumine ; what is low, raise and support ; That to...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 grand...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: A New Edition Carefully Revised from the ...

John Milton - 1855 - 570 pages
...and wild; A dungeon horrible on all sides round Dove-like satst brooding1 on the vast abyss, And made 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. 1 From Genesis i. 2, " And the Spirit of God brooded upon the waters"...
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton: With Life ...

John Milton - 1855 - 564 pages
...present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mildest 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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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - 1983 - 344 pages
...pure, Instruct me, for thou know'st; Thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss And mad'st...me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support. (17-23; my italics) Pregnancy and illumination are already contiguous. In Book 3, Milton isolates the...
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