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" ... devout prayer to that eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim, with the hallowed fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases... "
The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism and Belles ... - Page 257
1830
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit that can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim, with the hallowed fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. To this must be added industrious and select reading, steady observation, and insight into all seemly...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit that can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim, with the hallowed fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. To this must be added, industrious and select reading, steady observation, and insight into all seemly...
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The New monthly magazine and universal register. [Continued as ..., Volume 45

...life, in the ardent hope that with their assistance, and " by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and send...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases," he might " perhaps leave something so written to after times, as they should not willingly let die."...
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The North American Review, Volume 79

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - American fiction - 1854
...by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit, who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases." His poetry, too, fails in the sweet, earnest, heart-tempered declamation of Cowper. Too much of the...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian

1854
...by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out His seraphim with the hallowed fire of His altar,...to touch and purify the lips of whom He pleases." You will seek Divine help by prayer ; and that which made Milton great, you may confidently hope, will...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit that can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim, with the hallowed fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. To this must be added, industrious and select reading, steady observation, and insight into all seemly...
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The life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1822 - 490 pages
...by devput prayer to that eternal Spirit, who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases95," &c. We must surely be struck with that noble and sublime spirit which pervades these passages,...
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The British Essayists: Rambler

James Ferguson - Literary Collections - 1823
...his country, he thought, with Milton, that this was not to be obtained " but by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit that can enrich with all utterance...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases." Having invoked the special protection of Heaven, and by that act of piety fortified his mind, he began...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1823 - 12 pages
...utterance and knowledge, and send out his seraphim with the hal* See Gent. Mag. vol. LXXI. p. 190. lowed fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases." Having invoked the special protection of Heaven, and by that act of piety fortified his mind, he began...
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The Enquirer

William Godwin - Conduct of life - 1823 - 411 pages
...Spirit, who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim, with the hallow'd fire of his Altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases : to this must be added industrious and select reading, steddy observation, insight into all seemly...
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