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" Eternal coeternal beam May I express thee unblamed? since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate. Or hear'st thou rather pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain... "
Paradise Lost, and the Fragment of a Commentary upon it by William Cowper - Page 77
by William Hayley - 1810
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Principles of elocution

William Graham (teacher of elocution.) - 1837
...effluence of bright essence increate : : , < Or hearest thou rather, pure ethereal stream, , . , -j Whose fountain who shall tell ? before the sun, ....from the void and formless infinite. Thee I revisit safe, And feel thy sovereign, vital lamp ; but thou , Revisitest not these eyes, that roll in vain...
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Sketches of English Literature: With Considerations on the Spirit ..., Volume 2

François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand - English literature - 1837
...pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the sun, Before the heavens, thou wcrt, and, at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst...deep, Won from the void and formless infinite. Thee I-revisit'now with bolder wing, Escap'd the Stygian pool * * * And feel thy sovran, vital lamp ; but...
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On the beauties, harmonies and sublimities of nature: with remarks ..., Volume 3

Charles Bucke - 1837
...Milton makes light to exist before the sun : — • Before the sun, Before the heavens thou wast ; and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest...and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite. Heat and light are not identical ; though they are subject to similar laws of reflection, refraction,...
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The Metropolitan, Volume 22

English literature - 1838
...light Dwelt from eternity—dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence uncreate! Or hear'at thou, rather, pure ethereal stream! Whose fountain...and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite !' Such were Milton's ideas, clothed in a language which rolls along like a mighty river, and with...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes and a Life of the Author, Volume 1

John Mitford - 1838
...unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, 5 Bright effluence of bright essence increate. Or hear'st thou rather pure ethereal stream, Whose...at the voice Of GOD, as with a mantle, didst invest JO The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite. Thee I revisit...
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Memoirs of sir William Knighton, bart. Including his correspondence, Volume 1

lady Dorothea Knighton - 1838
...beginning of the third book of his Paradise Lost, in his celebrated invocation to light, thus sings : ' Before the sun, Before the heavens, thou wert, and...rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the wide and formless infinite.' St. John, too, in the last chapter but one of the Revelations, describes...
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Œuvres de M.A. Jay ...

Antoine Jay - French literature - 1839
...Before the sun , Before the heav'ns thou wert, and at the voice CM"God, as with a mantle didst iuvest The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from...formless infinite. Thee I re-visit now with bolder wiug, Escap'd the stygian pool, thougli long detain'd In tliat obscure sejount; while in my Ilight...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

Fitz-Greene Halleck - English poetry - 1840
...thou rather, pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the sun, Before the heav'ns thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle...formless infinite. Thee I revisit now with bolder wing, Escaped the Stygian pool, though long detain'd In that obscure sojourn, while in my flight Through...
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Facts in Mesmerism, with reasons for a dispassionate inquiry into it

Chauncy Hare Townshend - Animal magnetism - 1840 - 575 pages
...increate. Or hear'st thou rather, pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the SUD> Before the Heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of...and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite." Now that, in mesmerism, a subtle medium is set in motion by the mind has been proved, but whether this...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1841 - 807 pages
...essence increate. Or hear'st thou rather, pure ethereal stream, AY hose fountain who shall tell Ï Self-love becomes, by force divine, The scale to measure...wants by thine. See ! and confess, one comfort still detain' d In lhat obscure sojourn, while in my flight Through utter and through middle darkness borne,...
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