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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
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The British Essayists: Tatler

James Ferguson - English essays - 1819
...radiant light, though sun and moon 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 his own clear...
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Poems Divine and Moral: Many of Them Now First Published

John Bowdler - Hymns, English - 1821 - 468 pages
...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 her wings. That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...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 all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear...
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The Tatler, Volume 2

1822
...afterwards by George Column. See Biog. Dram. art. Comus, vol. ii. p. 62. 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 his own clear...
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The Mirror: A Periodical Paper Published in Edinburgh in the Years ..., Volume 2

Henry Mackenzie - 1822
...rural retirement. 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 iropair'd. As these dispositions and...
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Paradise Regained: Samson Agonistes, Comus and Arcades

John Milton - 1823 - 377 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 British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1823
...retirement. — 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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Mirror

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823
...rural retirement. 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. 'In a poem expressive of tender...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 4

John Milton, Edward Hawkins - 1824
...first he had written the verse thus, Oft seeks to solitary sweet retire. Where with her best nurse Contemplation She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all to ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. sso Examynacyon of A. Askew, p. 24. "...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author ..., Volume 1

British poets - 1824
...wants. Ibid. RETIREMENT. Wisdom's self Oft seeks so 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. Milton's Comus, Dear solitary groves,...
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