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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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 72

Scotland - 1852
...heavens and earth Rose out of chaus : or, if Siun hill Delight tlico more, and Siloa's brook that flow'd Fast by the oracle of God ; I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1852
...Heavens and Earth Rose out of Chaos : Or, if Sion hill Delight thee more, and Siloa's brook that flow'd nd his God adores With the same spirit that he drinks and adventurous song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON

REV. JOHN MITFORD. - 1853
...heavens 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 is Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. And chiefly thou, 0 Spirit, that dost prefer Before all...
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John Milton: 1732-1801

John T. Shawcross - Reference - 1995 - 452 pages
...and lame Meeter. I am persuaded, this Passage was given thus: Invoke thy aid to my adventrous WING, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th' Aonian Mount; while I PURSUE Things un attempted yet in Prose or SONG Let's cxamin the Particulars: WING, the properest...
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The Marginalization of Poetry: Language Writing and Literary History

Bob Perelman - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 187 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 Rhyme. is hypotactic. Hypotaxis involves grammatical subordination and one might think, making Milton...
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Using English from Conversation to Canon

Neil Mercer, Janet Maybin - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 326 pages
...and Earth Rofe out of Cksai : Or if Situ Hill Delight thec more, and Siloa'i Brook that flow'd Faft by the Oracle of God ; I thence Invoke thy aid to...adventrous Song, That with no middle flight intends to I ' '' • ., ^i-., /. . . distinctive varieties of English, while Guy Cook in Chapter 6 shows that...
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech

Stephen Adams - Poetry - 1997 - 252 pages
...Seed, In the Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth- Delight thee more, and Siloa's Brook that flow'd- Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence- Invoke thy...advent'rous Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar - ' I "'I" ' II - V ' Above th 'Aonian Mount, while it pursues- 15 . T . r -p . |„ Things unattempted...
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Against Coercion: Games Poets Play

Eleanor Cook - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 318 pages
...end of the spectrum of echo, and so unnoticed, occurs in the opening lines of Paradise Lost (1 7-19): And chiefly Thou O Spirit, that dost prefer Before all Temples th' upright heart and pure, Instruct me. . . . I think Milton must be remembering the full text from the Beatitudes in Matthew,...
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Medusa's Mirrors: Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and the Metamorphosis of the ...

Julia M. Walker - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 236 pages
...geography — are enacted in Milton's poem only seven lines after he invokes the authority of Moses: 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 Dove-like...
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Conversations with Denise Levertov

Denise Levertov - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 196 pages
...lines of Paradise Lost, Milton's evocation of the muse modulates into a prayer to the Holy Spirit: "And chiefly thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer / Before all temples th' upright heart and pure, / Instruct me, for thou know'st." Could you comment on the evolution of your muse — from the early...
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