Thou O Spirit, that dost prefer Before all Temples th’ upright heart and pure,
Instruct me, for Thou know’st; Thou from the first Wast present,
and with mighty wings outspread Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss
And mad’st it pregnant: What in me is dark Illumine,
what is low raise and support; That to the highth of this great Argument
I may assert th’ Eternal Providence, And justifie the wayes of God to men.
Milton, John (2011-03-30). Paradise Lost (Kindle Locations 11-15). . Kindle Edition.