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" Muse, that on the secret top Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed, In the Beginning how the... "
Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ... - Page 140
by John Milton - 1795
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Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Literature

Craig Kallendorf - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 253 pages
...Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of Chaos: Or if Sion Hill Delight thee more, and Siloa 's Brook that flow'd Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid...while it pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rime. And chiefly Thou O Spirit, that dost prefer Before all Temples th' upright heart and pure, Instruct...
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Celtic Linguistics, 1700-1850: pt. 3. The history of the Celtic language

Adolphe Pictet - Celtic languages - 2000 - 576 pages
...deference, and a conscientious regard to what we believe to be Truth, proceed to the illustration. And, " Thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer Before all temples th" upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou knowest : thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread,...
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The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 3

Richard M. Hogg, Norman Francis Blake, Roger Lass, R. W. Burchfield - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1992 - 796 pages
...for divine aid to achieve a style grand enough to match the 'great Argument' of Paradise Lost. (46) 1 thence Invoke thy aid to my adventrous Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th'Aonian Mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime . . . What in me is dark...
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The Many Faces of Evil: Historical Perspectives

Amélie Rorty, Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - Philosophy - 2001 - 346 pages
...Heav'ns and Earth Rose out (A Chaos'. Or if S ion Hill Delight thee more, and Stloa's Brook that flow'd Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid to my advent'rous Song, [W]ith speedy works th' Arch-fiend [thus] repli'd. . . . fT]o be weak is miserable Doing or Suffering:...
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Prior to Meaning: The Protosemantic and Poetics

Steve McCaffery - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 338 pages
...heavens and earth Rose out of Chaos: or, if Sion hill Delight thee more, and Siloa's brook that flowed Fast by the oracle of God, I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song, That with no middle intends to soar Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues Things...
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The Round Towers of Atlantis

Henry O'Brien - History - 2002 - 524 pages
...form and their further use, — revert to the Mosaic history for the groundwork of my development" And chiefly thou, O Spirit ! that dost prefer Before all temples th' upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou know'st ; thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread,...
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Paradise Lost (Hughes Edition)

John Milton, Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Poetry - 2003 - 384 pages
...Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of Chaos: Or if Sion Hill 10 Delight thee more, and Siloa's Brook that flow'd Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid...intends to soar Above th' Aonian Mount, while it pursues 15 Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhyme. And chiefly Thou O Spirit, that dost prefer Before all...
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Dante: Dante and classical antiquity : the epic tradition

Richard H. Lansing - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 416 pages
...Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of Chaos: or if Sion Hill 10 Delight thee more, and Siloa's Brook that flowed Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid...That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th' Aanian Mount, while it pursues 15 Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhyme. And chiefly Thou O Spirit,...
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Milton: Paradise Lost

David Loewenstein - Literary Collections - 2004 - 136 pages
...classical precursors is made even more explicit in the invocation's subsequent lines describing his advent'rous Song. That with no middle flight intends...while it pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhyme. The image of flight here (we think of Satan's own adventurous flight in the poem, as well as...
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Herman Melvilles Moby-Dick und das antike Epos

Eva Hänßgen - Epic literature, American - 2003 - 290 pages
...heav'ns and earth 10 Rose out of Chaos; or if Sion hill Delight thee more, and Siloa's brook that flowed Fast by the oracle of God, I thence Invoke thy aid...advent'rous song. That with no middle flight intends to soar 15 Above th' Aonian mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. And chiefly thou,...
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