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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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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 1008 pages
...Were in the flat fea funk. And Witdom's (elf Oft feeks to fwect retired folitude, Where with her bed nurfe Contemplation She plumes her feathers and lets 'grow her wings, That in the various buttle of rclort Were all too ruffled, und fometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear...
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A New Pocket Companion for Oxford: Or, Guide Through the University ...

Oxford (England) - 1796 - 152 pages
...retired Solitude, .. Where with her belt nurfe, Contemplation, She plumesher Feathers, and lets growher Wings, That in the various Buftle of Refort Were all too ruffled, and fomeumes jmpair'dl Proceeding through a continuation of the fame Shrubbery (which appears to grow on...
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Bell's British Theatre: Comus, by J. Milton. ... Love in a village, by I ...

English drama - 1797
...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 all to ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. " He, that has light within his...
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Comus,: A Mask: Presented at Ludlow Castle 1634, Before the Earl of ...

John Milton, Thomas Warton - 1799 - 124 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 Were ail-to ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He, that has light within his own clear...
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The Meditations of a Recluse: Chiefly on Religious Subjects

John Brewster - 1802
...Meditation. —— And wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude ; Wliert, with her best nurse, contemplation, She plumes her feathers and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustles of resort Were * all to ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. MILTON. W HEN the mind of man is fully...
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The British Essayists: The Lounger

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1802
...describing it ? And Wisdom's self Oft seeks the sweet retired solitude, Where, with her best nurse Contemplation, She plumes 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 new Oxford guide: or, Companion through the University. To which is ...

1803
...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...feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bultle of Refort, Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. The front of the Grotto is almoft concealed...
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Elements of general knowledge: introductory to useful books in the ..., Volume 1

Henry Kett - Literary Criticism - 1803
...retired folitude, Where with her beft nurfe Contemplation, SheX«*« her feathers, and lets gr<™ her wings, That in the various buftle of refort, Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impaired'.'1; .^ And Warton defcribes the advance of Evening ; . '. " While Evenin? veil'd in fhadows...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 1

Henry Kett - Books and reading - 1805
...personifies Wisdorn, " Wisdom's self Oft seels 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 impaired," Par. Lost. And Warton describes the...
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Elements of General Knowledge, Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 1

Henry Kett - Books and reading - 1806
...following paffages. * . • Milton thus perfonifies Wifdom ; " Wifdom's felf Oft feeks to fweet retired folitude, Where with her beft nurfe Contemplation,...buftle of refort, Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impaired.'* ' And Pope, in his Windfor Foreft, thus defcribes the (gffects of Peace : " Exil'd by tbee...
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