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" Virtue could see to do what virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where, with her best nurse, contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow... "
Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ... - Page 170
by John Milton - 1810
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem. In Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ...

John Milton - 1707 - 457 pages
...ftir the conftant mood of her calm Thoughts, And put. them into mif-bccoming plight. Virtue could fee to do what Virtue would By her own radiant light, though Sun and Moon Were in the flat Sea funk. And Wifdom's felf Oft feeks to fweet retired Solitude, Where with her beft nurfe Contemplation...
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Merry wives of Windsor. Much ado about nothing

William Shakespeare - 1785
...the sense of altogether (which Mr. Warton has judiciously restored) is used in the same context, " She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings,...the various bustle of resort " Were ail-to ruffled " In North's Plutarch is a passage which will confirm the observation above : " setting forth our cittie,...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788
...ever, Ai that the single want of light and noise (Not being in danger, as I trust she is not) 370 Could stir the constant mood of her calm thoughts, And put...plight. Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her ova radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self 37? Oft seeks to...
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Comus: A Mask

John Milton - English drama - 1791 - 66 pages
...As that the single want of light and noise 40 " (Not being in danger, as I trust she is not) " Could stir the constant mood of her calm thoughts, " And...to do what Virtue would " By her own radiant light tho' sun and moon " Were in the flat sea sunk ; and Wisdom's self " Oft' seeks to sweet retired solitude,...
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British Theatre: The miser, by Henry Fielding

John Bell - English drama - 1791
...As that the single want of light and noise 40 " (Not being in danger, as I trust she is not) " Could stir the constant mood of her calm thoughts, " And...to do what Virtue would " By her own radiant light tho' sun and moon " Were in the flat sea sunk; and Wisdom's self " Oft' seeks to sweet retired solitude,...
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The Evangelical Magazine

Religion - 1804
...perhaps, is not impartially just •, will turnish our English readers with no bad motto to this book. " Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude : Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She |>luraes her feathers, lets grow he? wings, . That, in the various bustle of resort, Were, all too...
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Bell's British Theatre: Comus, by J. Milton. ... Love in a village, by I ...

English drama - 1797
...that the single want of light and noise 4.0 " (Not being in danger, as I trust she is not) " Could stir the constant mood of her calm thoughts, " And...to do what Virtue would " By her own radiant light, tho' sun and moon " Were in the flat sea sunk ; and Wisdom's self " Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude,...
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The meditations of a recluse: chiefly on religious subjects

John Brewster - 1802
...in the darkest corner of the earth, and enjoy the clear and calm sunshine of conscious integrity. " Virtue could see to do what virtue would " By her...though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk."— MILTON. Virtue, by which I mean that habit of active goodness which flows from the pure principle of...
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The British Essayists: The Lounger

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1802
...and character of those verses which are employed in describing it ? And Wisdom's self Oft seeks the sweet retired solitude, Where, with her best nurse...her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That, in the bustling hurry of resort, Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. As these dispositions and sentiments...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1802
...the ease and indolent enjoy menis connected with rural retirement. And Wisdom's self Oft seeks the sweet retired solitude, Where, with her best nurse...plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That, in tlie bustling hurry of resort, Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. As these dispositions...
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