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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 Christian Examiner, Volume 3

Unitarianism - 1826
...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.' Vol. I. p. 122. * From the Introduction to the second book of ' The Reason for Church Government &c.'...
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Some Account of the Life and Writings of John Milton: Derived Principally ...

Henry John Todd - Poets, English - 1826 - 370 pages
...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 : to this must be added industrious and select reading, steady observation, insight into all seemly...
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1826 - 420 pages
...by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit that can eurich 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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Christian Examiner, Volume 3

Theology - 1826
...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 pleuses.' Vol. I. p. 122. * From tlie Introduction to the second book of ' The Reason for Church Government...
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The Moment of Explosion: Blake and the Illustration of Milton

Stephen C. Behrendt - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 211 pages
...but by Devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit, who can enrich with all utterance & knowledge & sends out his Seraphim with the hallowed fire of his Altar to touch & purify the lips of whom he pleases." Milton[.] [Annot. Reynolds; E, p. 635] But, as Blake informs...
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Milton's English Poetry: Being Entries from A Milton Encyclopedia

John T. Shawcross - Poetry - 1986 - 248 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. (3:241) Thus in the poem Milton repeatedly insists on the unique truth of Christian revelation and...
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Nineteenth-Century Theories of Art

Joshua C. Taylor - Art - 1987 - 563 pages
...but by Devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit, who can enrich with all utterance & knowledge & sends out his Seraphim with the hallowed fire of his Altar to touch & purify the lips of whom he pleases." Milton The following "Discourse" is particularly Interesting...
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Politics, Poetics, and Hermeneutics in Milton's Prose

Turner James Grantham, David Loewenstein, James Turner, James Hrantham Turner - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 282 pages
...rather "by devout prayer to that eternali Spirit who . . . sends out his Seraphim with the hallow'd fire of his Altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases" (1.820—1). And the notorious "left hand" image, the central evidence for the separatist condemnation,...
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A Gust for Paradise: Milton's Eden and the Visual Arts

Diane Kelsey McColley - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 305 pages
...work is guided by ''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," and whose assistance is obtained only by "devout prayer."55 If we do not respect the possibility that...
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Creating States: Studies in the Performative Language of John Milton and ...

Angela Esterhammer - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 245 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 ... (CPW1:820-1) The New Testament's prayer for the Holy Spirit, which descended on the apostles and...
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