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" That with no middle flight intends to soar Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 132
1852
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books

John Milton - Bible - 1849 - 283 pages
...Aonian mount, while it pursues 14 And chiefly thou, O spirit that dost prefer Before all temples th' upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou know'st:...first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, 26 Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant: what m me is dark, Illumine...
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Thoughts on the conduct of the understanding

Basil Montagu - 1849
...That I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot, If thinking on me then should cause you woe." MILTON. " And chiefly thou, O, Spirit ! that dost prefer Before...all temples the upright heart and pure, Instruct me : what in me is dark, Illumine ; what low, raise and support." " How charming is divine philosophy...
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An Introduction to the Study of the Mind: Designed Especially for the Senior ...

Daniel Bishop - Psychology - 1849 - 148 pages
...of the water of life freely." Milton thus invokes the Divine assistance, — " And chiefly thou, 0 Spirit, that dost prefer Before all temples the upright heart and pure, Instruct me." 160. The Supreme Author of our being has so formed the soul, that nothing but Himself can be its last...
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Creating States: Studies in the Performative Language of John Milton and ...

Angela Esterhammer - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 245 pages
...thence Invoke thy aid to my advent'rous Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th' Aonian Mount, while it pursues Things unattempted...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...
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Milton and Republicanism

David Armitage, Armand Himy, Quentin Skinner - History - 1998 - 281 pages
...Lives oj the English Poets, ed. George Birkbeck Hill, 3 vols. (Oxford, aid to my adventurous song, That with no middle flight intends to soar, Above...pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme, (PL, 1, 13-16) The 'adventurous song' is a song about adventure, and which takes risks, especially...
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Fellowship in Paradise Lost: Vergil, Milton, Wordsworth, Volume 97

André Verbart, Andreas Franciscus Maria Verbart - Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature - 1995 - 314 pages
...Milton's mind in lines 221-29: 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 presem, and with mighty wings outspread Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss And mad'st it pregnam:...
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Unity, Volume 32

1910
...is Love, the magnet that uplifts and saves the world, and the word of Love is the expression of God. "And chiefly thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer Before...the upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou knowest; *** What in me is dark Illumine; what is low, raise and support," that, under thy loving care...
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The Marginalization of Poetry: Language Writing and Literary History

Bob Perelman - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 187 pages
...thence Invoke thy aid to my advent'rous Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th' Aonian Mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhyme. is hypotactic. Hypotaxis involves grammatical subordination and one might think, making Milton paradigmatic,...
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Ghosts on the Roof: Selected Essays

Whittaker Chambers - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 361 pages
...calm, religious. Manifest in the tranquil architecture of her face is her constant submission to the "Spirit, that dost prefer before all temples the upright heart and pure." UP FROM PHILADELPHIA. Thanks to the ostracism into which they are born, Negro Americans live very deeply...
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Verse in English from Eighteenth-century Ireland

Andrew Carpenter - Poetry - 1998 - 623 pages
...probably echoes Milton's Paradise Lost i, 12-16: '1 thence / Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song, / That with no middle flight intends to soar / Above...pursues / Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.' 4. maids of the woods, ie the muses. The Num'rous Crowd, with wonder and delight, At once Confound,5...
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