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" ... 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... "
Celebrated Speeches of Chatham, Burke, and Erskine to which is Added, the ... - Page 347
1851 - 540 pages
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The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, Volume 45

English literature - 1835
..." by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and send out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar,...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases," he might " perhaps leave something so written to after times, as they should not willingly let die."...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 16

British poets - 1822
...by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit that 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. To this must be added, industrious and select reading, steady observation, and insight into all seemly...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volumes 18-19

1854
...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." You will seek Divine help by prayer ; and that which made Milton great, you may confidently hope, will...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - Digital images - 1822 - 490 pages
...by devput 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 pleases95," &c. We must surely be struck with that noble and sublime spirit which pervades these passages,...
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The British Essayists: Rambler

James Ferguson - English essays - 1823
...by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit that can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and send out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar,...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases." Having invoked the special protection of Heaven, and by that act of piety fortified his mind, he began...
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The Enquirer

William Godwin - Conduct of life - 1823 - 411 pages
...Spirit, who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim, with the hallow'd fire of his Altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases : to this must be added industrious and select reading, steddy observation, insight into all seemly...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...utterance and knowledge, and send out his seraphim with the hal* See Gent. Mag. vol. LXXI. p. 190. lowed fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases." Having invoked the special protection of Heaven, and by that act of piety fortified his mind, he began...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 7

1824
...by devout prayer to the Eternal Spirit that 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. To this must be added industrious and select reading, steady observation, and insight into all seemly...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 3

John Milton - 1824
...Lost, i. 1 7- — " that eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim, with the hallowed fire of his '...to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases." As Mr. Pope's Messiah is formed upon passages taken from the prophet Isaiah, he very properly invocates...
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The Philomathic journal, Volume 1

Philomathic institution - 1824
...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." The work, which was thus the subject of " cheerful and confident thoughts," was to be one " of highest...
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