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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... "
The Speeches of Charles Phillips, Esq: Delivered at the Bar, and on Various ... - Page 137
by Charles Phillips - 1821 - 249 pages
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A Milton Encyclopedia, Volume 5

William Bridges Hunter - Literary Criticism - 1978 - 215 pages
...Heav'n is Saintly chastity, That when a soul is found sincerely 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, Till oft converse with...
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Bibelautorität und Geist der Moderne: d. Bedeutung d. Bibelverständnisses ...

Graf Henning Reventlow - Bible - 1980 - 716 pages
...Milton, aaO., S. 130ff. Zum Urteil Richmonds, Milton, S. 65ff., vgl. u. Anm. 99. 97 „So dear to Heav'n is Saintly chastity, That when a soul is found sincerely so, A thousand liveries Angels lacky her . . . Begin to cast a beam on th'outward shape, The unpolluted temple of...
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 344 pages
...Elder Brother equates lust with the intrusion into the soul of an incarnate evil: So dear to Heav'n is Saintly chastity, That when a soul is found sincerely...that no gross ear can hear, Till oft converse with heav'nly habitants Begin to cast a beam on th' outward shape, The unpolluted temple of the mind, And...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - Poetry - 1986 - 356 pages
...Well-schooled he surely is — but we see his lack of experience when he declares: So dear to Heav'n is Saintly chastity, That when a soul is found sincerely so, A thousand liveried Angels lacky her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt . . . [453-56] He knows his Plato well and overawes...
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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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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - Poetry - 1994 - 486 pages
...noble grace that dashed brute violence With sudden adoration and blank awe? So dear to Heaven is saindy chastity, That when a soul is found sincerely so,...thousand liveried angels lackey her, Driving far off each dung of sin and guilt, And in clear dream and solemn vision Tell her of things that no gross ear can...
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Transformations of Circe: The History of an Enchantress

Judith Yarnall - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 245 pages
...virginal Diana and Minerva as examples. According to the Brother, this virtue is so dear to heaven That when a soul is found sincerely so, A thousand liveried angels lackey her. . . . Till oft converse with heavenly habitants Begin to cast a beam on the outward shape, The unpolluted...
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Intimate Relations: The Natural History of Desire

Liam Hudson, Bernadine Jacot - Psychology - 1995 - 147 pages
...danger she faces, and does so in terms of the conflict between chastity and desire: So dear to Heav'n is Saintly chastity, That when a soul is found sincerely so, A thousand liveried Angels lacky her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt, And in cleer dream, and solemn vision Tell...
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Arenas of Conflict: Milton and the Unfettered Mind

Kristin Pruitt McColgan, Charles W. Durham - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 290 pages
...by guardian angels who both protect and rarefy her: Till oft converse with heavenly habitants Begin to cast a beam on the outward shape, The unpolluted temple of the mind, And turns it by degrees to the soul's essence, Till all be made immortal. (458-62) In one...
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The Miltonic Moment

J. Martin Evans - History - 1998 - 175 pages
...them — by practicing the doctrine of abstinence. As the Elder Brother puts it: So dear to Heav'n 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...
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