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" Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude ; Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within... "
The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 90
edited by - 1779
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Comp. from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead, William Warburton - Poets, English - 1769 - 578 pages
...grown fo fhameful and To powerful, that ridicule was become as unfafe as it was ineffectual *.' This *' Where, with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, " She plumes...in the various buftle of refort, ** Were' all too rufH'd, atid fometimes impair'd.'f * That our author laboured with an honeft zeal to reform the corruption...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 578 pages
...fo fhameful and fo powerful, that ridicule was become as unlafe as it was ineffectual *. This •* Where, with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, " She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wing?, *' That in the various buftle of refort, *' Were all too ruffl'd, ahd fometlme's jmpair'd."...
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Essays and Dissertations on Various Subjects: Relating to Human ..., Volume 2

John Bethune - 1770
...not what lie confiders as of moll conl'eN 3 quence . And Wifdom'i fclf, Oft fecks to Aveet retired folitude, "Where, with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her «ing«, Which, in the various budle of refort, Were fometimes ruffled, and perhaps impaired. MILTON'S...
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The Tatler; Or, Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq; ...

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - English essays - 1709
...light, though fun and moos Were in the flat fea funk. And Wifdom's felf Oft feeks to fweet retired folitude : Where, with her beft nurfe, Contemplation,...feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various buftje of refort Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd : He that has light within his own clear...
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Q. Horatii Flacci Epistolae ad Pisones, et Augustum, Volume 3

Horace, Richard Hurd, William Mason - Poetry - 1776
...remember thefe lines of Milton in his Comus : Wifdom's felf Oft feeks to fvveet retired Solitude ; Where, with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes...wings, . , That, in the various buftle of refort, ., _. Were all too ruffled, and. fometimes impair'd. On which Bp. Warburton has the following note...
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Bell's British Theatre, Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays ...

John Bell - English drama - 1777
...in the flat fea funk : and wifdom's felf Oft feeks to fweet retired folitude ; Where, with her belt nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and...refort Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breaft, May fit i'th 'center, and enjoy bright day : But he...
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Bell's British Theatre,: Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays ...

English drama - 1777
...wifdom's felt ' Oft feeks to fweet retired folitude ; ' Where, with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, 4 She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, ' That in the various buftle of refoft ' Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. 4 He that has light within his own clear breaft,...
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The Mirror: A periodical paper, published at Edinburgh in the years 1779 ...

Henry Mackenzie - 1783
...indolent enjoyments connected with rural retirement. And Wifdom's felf Oft feeks the fweet retired folitude, Where, with her beft nurfe, Contemplation,...her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That, in the hurtling hurry of refort, Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. As thefe difpofitions and fentiments...
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Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Italian, and Latin

John Milton - 1785 - 620 pages
...PARAD. REG. 8.^.363. "Lays cities *' FLAT." Again, B. ii. 222. Of beauty. Oft feeks to fweet retired folitude, Where with her beft nurfe contemplation...wings, That in the various buftle of refort Were all to ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. 380 He that has light within his own clear breaft May fit i'th'...
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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, " That in the various bustle of resort " Were ail-to ruffled " In North's Plutarch is a passage which will confirm the observation...
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