• Hail, holy light! offspring of heaven firstborn! Or of th' eternal co-eternal beam, May I express thee unblam'd? since God is light And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate!

    John Milton, Sarah Siddons (1822). “The Story of Our First Parents: Selected from Milton's Paradise Lost: for the Use of Young Persons”, p.43