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" So dear to Heaven is saintly chastity, that, when a soul is found sincerely so, a thousand. liveried angels lackey her, driving far off each thing of sin and guilt, and, in clear dream and solemn vision, tell her of things that no gross ear can hear... "
Comus, a Mask - Page ii
by John Milton - 1797 - 66 pages
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A Choice of Emblemes

Geffrey Whitney - Emblem - 1971 - 440 pages
...and improve the intellectual and moral powers: " Till oft converse with heavenly habitants Milton. Begin to cast a beam on th' outward shape, The unpolluted temple of the mind, And turns it by degrees to the soul's essence Till all be made immortal." Most thankful am I that the enterprise...
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A Milton Encyclopedia, Volume 5

William Bridges Hunter - Literary Criticism - 1978 - 215 pages
...so, A thousand liveried Angels lacky her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt, And in cleer dream, and solemn vision Tell her of things that no...outward shape, The unpolluted temple of the mind, And turns it by degrees to the souls essence, Till all be made immortal : but when lust By unchaste looks,...
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 344 pages
...found sincerely so, A thousand liveried Angels lackey her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt, And in clear dream and solemn vision Tell her of things...outward shape, The unpolluted temple of the mind, And turns it by degrees to the soul's essence, Till all be made immortal: but when lust By unchaste looks,...
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Blake's Vision of the Poetry of Milton: Illustrations to Six Poems

Bette Charlene Werner - Art - 1986 - 319 pages
...gods and men is wound.'" The young Milton believed that "oft convers with heav'nly habitants" might "Begin to cast a beam on th' outward shape, / The...temple of the mind" and turn it "by degrees to the souls essence, / Till all be made immortal. . . .""'-' The Platonic worlds appear in this illustration...
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Renaissance Plays: New Readings and Rereadings

Leonard Barkan - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 182 pages
...higher knowledge — and as such it rewards a poet amply. The Angels who attend the truly chaste woman "in clear dream and solemn vision / Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear" (11. 457-458). It is a short step from these Angels and such "converse with heav'nly habitants" to...
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Intimate Relations: The Natural History of Desire

Liam Hudson, Bernadine Jacot - Psychology - 1995 - 147 pages
...so, A thousand liveried Angels lacky her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt, And in cleer dream, and solemn vision Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear . . . As a consequence, the 'unpolluted temple of the mind', is turned 'by degrees to the souls essence'....
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The Miltonic Moment

J. Martin Evans - History - 1998 - 175 pages
...is Saintly chastity, That when a soul is found sincerely so, A thousand liveried Angels lacky her, Till oft converse with heav'nly habitants Begin to cast a beam on th'outward shape, The unpolluted temple of the mind, And turns it by degrees to the souls essence,...
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The Kabbalah of the Soul: The Transformative Psychology and Practices of ...

Leonora Leet - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2003 - 384 pages
...Comus, he speaks of the relationship possible between a saintly soul and the angelic guides who . . . in clear dream and solemn vision Tell her of things...outward shape, The unpolluted temple of the mind, And turns it by degrees to the soul's essence, Till all be made immortal: but when lust Lets in defilement...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...found sincerely so, A thousand liveried angels lackey her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt, And in clear dream, and solemn vision Tell her of...that no gross ear can hear, Till oft converse with heavenly habitants0 Begin to cast a beam on the outward shape, 460 The unpolluted temple of the mind,...
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Witchcraft

Charles Williams - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2005 - 316 pages
...found sincerely so, A thousand liveried angels lackey her, Driving far oflfeach thing of sin and guilt, And in clear dream and solemn vision Tell her of things...that no gross ear can hear; Till oft converse with heavenly habitants Begins to cast a beam on th' outward shape, The unpolluted temple of the mind, And...
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