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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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A New Pocket Companion for Oxford: Or, Guide Through the University ...

1787 - 152 pages
...affefts The penfive fecrecy of defert Cell; And Wifdom's felf Oft feeks to fweet retired Solitude, Where with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes...Buftle of Refort, Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair M. after having puffed the Buft of Locke, you look over the wideft Hart of the Garden, and fee...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788
...flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self 37? 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. 380 He that has light within his own...
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A New Pocket Companion for Oxford: Or, Guide Through the University ...

1789 - 152 pages
...fweet retired Solitude, Where with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes her Feathers, andlets grow her Wings, That in the various Buftle of Refort, Were all too ruffled, and lometimes impair'd. Mufing Meditation moft affects The penfive fecrecy of defert Cell; Proceeding through...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 12

English poets - 1790
...fingle want of light and noife (Not being in danger, as I truft fhe is not) 370 Could ftir the conflant mood of her calm thoughts, And put them into mif-becoming...clear breaft May fit i'th' center, and enjoy bright day : But he that hides a dark foul, and foul thoughts, Benighted walks under the mid-day fun ; Himfelf...
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Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Ialian, and Latin, with Translations ...

Thomas Warton - 1791 - 608 pages
...light, though fun and moon, "Were in the flat fea funk. And Wifdom's felf 375 Oft feeks to fweet retired folitude, Where with her beft nurfe Contemplation She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, 373. Virtue could fee, &c.] So in Shakefpeare, as Mr. Steevens obferves to me, ROM. JUL. Lovers can...
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Comus: A Mask

John Milton - English drama - 1791 - 66 pages
...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 her wings, " That in the various bustle of resort 50 " Were allto ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. " He, that has light within his own...
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British Theatre: The miser, by Henry Fielding

John Bell - English drama - 1791
...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 her wings, " That in the various bustle of resort 50 " Were allto ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. " He, that has light within his own...
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Anthologia Hibernica: Or Monthly Collections of Science, Belles ..., Volume 4

History - 1794
...the retired unnoticed pleafures of erudition and fcience. Wifdom's felf Oft fecks to fweet retired folitude, Where with her beft nurfe, contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings ; Which in the various buftle of refort Were all .too ruffled and fometimes impaired. MILTON'S COMUS....
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A New Pocket Companion for Oxford: Or, Guide Through the ..., Volume 1

1795 - 152 pages
...Wifdom's felf Oft Teeks to fweet retired Solitude, Where with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She pi umes her Feathers, and lets grow her Wings, That in the...Refort . Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. Proceeding through a continuation of the fame Shrubbery (which appears to grow on rocky ground) after...
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Observations on Pope

Gilbert Wakefield - 1796 - 348 pages
...this occafion, and are admirably finifhed : And Wifdom's felf Oft feeks to fweet retired Solitude, Where with her beft nurfe Contemplation, She plumes...her wings, That in the various buftle of refort Were aH too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. The learned prelate, however, inadvertently confounds, as equivalent,...
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