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" Memory and her siren daughters ; but 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. "
Paradise Lost: With Variorum Notes ... and a Memoir of the Life of Milton ... - Page xi
by John Milton - 1841 - 457 pages
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Explanatory Notes and Remarks on Milton's Paradise Lost

Jonathan Richardson - Christian poetry, English - 1734 - 546 pages
...Trencher-Fury of a Riming Parafite ; nor to be obtain d by the Invocation of Dame Memory, and her Siren Daughters, but by Devout Prayer to that Eternal Spirit...who can enrich with all Utterance and Knowledge, and fends out his Seraphim with the hallow' d Fire of his Altar to Touch and Purify the Lips of whom he...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. The Sixth ...

John Milton - 1763
...theEnglilh language, he &ys, " It was not to be obtained by the invocation of Dame Memory and her Siren daughters, but ' by devout prayer to that eternal...who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and fends out his Seraphim, with the hallow'd fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...that Eternal Spirit that can * '."(. " enrich ^enrich with all utterance and know•' ledge, and fends out his Seraphim " with the hallowed fire of his altar, to "touch and purify the lips of whom " he pleafes. To this muft be added, " induftrious and fclect reading, fteady " obfervation, and infight...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit that can en" rich with all utterance and knowledge, and fends out " his Seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar, to " touch and purify the lips of whom he pleafes. To " this muft be added, induftrious and felect reading, " fleady obfervation, and infight...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...devour prayer to that Eternal Spirit that can en" rich with all utterance and knowledge, and fends out " his Seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar, to " touch and purify the lips of whom he pleafes. To " this muff. be added, induflrious and felett reading, " flcady obfervation, and iniight...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1790
...devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit " that can enrich with all utterance and ** knowledge, and fends out his Seraphim " with the hallowed fire of his altar, to * { touch and purify the lips of whom he L 2 " pleafe?. ** pleafes. To this muft be added, induftri•* ous and feleŁt reading, fteady obfervation,...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...devout prayer " to that Eternal Spirit that can enrich " with all utterance and knowledge, and fends " out his Seraphim with the hallowed fire of " his altar, to touch and purify the lips of " whom he pleafes. To this muft be added, " induftrious and fekct reading, fteady obfer" vation, and infight...
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The life of Milton. To which are added Conjectures on the origin of Paradise ...

William Hayley - 1799
...devout prayer " to that eternal fpirit , who can enrich with all " utterance and knowledge , and fends out his " Seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to " touch and purify the lips of whom he pleafes; " to this mufl be added induflrious and felecl " reading , fteady obfervation , infight into...
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Literary Hours: Or, Sketches Critical and Narrative, Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1800
...heat of youth, or the vapour of wine — nor to be obtained by the invocation of Memory and her siren daughters ; but by devout prayer to that eternal spirit,...sends out his Seraphim with the hallowed fire of his alter to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. MILTON. No species of poetry, perhaps, is more...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...devout prayer to that " Eternal Spirit that can enrich with all utterance " and knowledge, and fends out his Seraphim, with " the hallowed fire of his...altar, to touch and purify •" the lips of whom he pleafes. To this muft be " added, induftrious and felect reading, fteady ob" fervation, and infight...
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