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" Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead, and everduring dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of... "
The poetical works of John Milton, with a memoir by J. Montgomery - Page 73
by John Milton - 1843
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Lectures on the Gospel according to Luke, Volume 3

James Foote - 1849 - 674 pages
...book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works, to me expung'd and ras'd, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. So much...see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight." How dismal the state of those blind persons who have no saving illumination, and whose eyes are never...
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McGuffey's Newly Revised Eclectic Fourth Reader: Revised and Improved

William Holmes McGuffey - 1849 - 348 pages
...voluntary move Harmonious numbers, as the wakeful bird Sings darkling, and in shadiest covert hid, 50. And wisdom, at one entrance, quite shut out. So much...thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell 45. But cloud, instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and...
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英美名詩一百首

1993 - 412 pages
...knowledg fair Presented with a Universal blanc Of Natures works to mee expung'd and ras'd, And wisdome at one entrance quite shut out. So much the rather...see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight. 試奏看夜曲。 於是, 年年都有 四季輪轉, 但是, 我這裏卸永遠 輪不到白晝,...
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Tekstura: Russian Essays on Visual Culture

Alla Efimova, Lev Manovich - 1993 - 268 pages
...Surrounds me ... So much the rather thou, Celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all thee powers Irradiate; there plant eyes; all mist from...that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.15 The inability of painting to fix pure light received justification in the numerous reminiscences...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - 1994 - 630 pages
...works, to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. 50 So much the rather i hem, Celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through...that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.317 Now had the Almighty Father from above, From the pure empyrean where he sits High throned...
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Humanism

Tony Davies - 1997 - 170 pages
...anticlericalism to his reading of Milton. In short, the blind poet who in 1667 had asked for 'Celestial Light' to Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers...may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight (Milton 1990: 201) was himself enlisted as a secular scripture in the cause of what was already, by...
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Milton and the Natural World: Science and Poetry in Paradise Lost

Karen L. Edwards - 2005 - 284 pages
...book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works to me expunged and razed, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. So much...see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight. (PL, 1n.4o-55)1 The passage turns, as the poem turns, upon God's ability to bring light out of darkness....
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Samuel Johnson's "general Nature": Tradition and Transition in Eighteenth ...

Scott D. Evans - 1999 - 180 pages
...divine force in it" (21-22). Milton speaks from within the same tradition: So much the rather them Celestial Light Shine inward, and the mind through...that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.20 The classical notion of poetic genius as exemplified and recounted by Plato, Sidney, and Milton...
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The Victorians and the Visual Imagination

Kate Flint - 2000 - 450 pages
...being cut off 'from the cheerful ways of men', Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works ... So much the rather thou celestial Light Shine inward,...that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.42 Andrew Marvell took up the theme of compensation for blindness in 'On Paradise Lost', prefixed...
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Augustine of Hippo: A Biography, Revised Edition with a New Epilogue

Peter Brown - 2000 - 572 pages
...Paradise Lost, will be the last exponent of this great tradition of philosophical self-expression: So much the rather, Thou Celestial Light, Shine inward...that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.1 Yet such prayers were usually regarded as part of a preliminary stage in the lifting of the...
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