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" I endure to interrupt the pursuit of no less hopes than these, and leave a calm and pleasing solitariness, fed with cheerful and confident thoughts, to embark in a troubled sea of noises and hoarse disputes, put from beholding the bright countenance of... "
The Life of John Milton - Page 196
by Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1845 - 222 pages
...and leave a calm and pleasing solitariness, fed with cheerful and confident thoughts, to embark in a troubled sea of noises and hoarse disputes, from...in the quiet and still air of delightful studies." So that of Spenser : " The noble heart that harbours virtuous thought, And is with child of glorious...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1845
...with cheerful and confident thoughts, to embark in a troubled sea of noises and hoarse disputes, put from beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies, to come into the dim reflection of hollow antiquities sold by the seeming bulk, and there be fain to...
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The Works of William E. Channing, Volume 1

William Ellery Channing - Theology - 1845
...with cheerful and confident thoughts, to embark in a troubled sea of noises and hoarse disputes, put from beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies But were it the meanest underservice, if God by his secretary conscience enjoin it, it were sad for...
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The Christian Pioneer, Volume 1

Unitarianism - 1827
...with cheerful and confident thoughts, to embark in a troubled sea of noises and hoarse disputes, put from beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet" and still air of delightful studies.***But were it the meanest underservice, if God, by his secretary conscience, enjoin it, it...
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A biographical history of philosophy, Volume 1

George Henry Lewes - Philosophers - 1845 - 264 pages
...and excitement of philosophic thought. He forsook the feverish pursuit of enjoyment, to contemplate " the bright countenance of Truth, in the quiet and still air of delightful studies."* But this devotion to study was no egotistical seclusion. It Jid not prevent his taking an active share...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 4

Half hours - 1847
...and leave a calm and pleasing solitariness, fed with cheerful and confident thoughts, to embark in a troubled sea of noises and hoarse disputes ; from...in the quiet and still air of delightful studies, to come into the dim reflection of hollow antiquities sold by the seeming bulk, and there be fain to...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...calm and pleasing solitariness, fed with cheerful and confident thoughts, to embark in a troubled eea l and Lincoln to come into the dim reflection of hollow antiquities sold by the seeming bulk, and there be fain to...
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The Works of William E. Channing, Volume 1

William Ellery Channing - Theology - 1848 - 440 pages
...with cheerful and confident thoughts, to embark in a troubled sea of noises and hoarse disputes, put from beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies But were it the meanest underservice, if God by his secretary conscience enjoin it, it were sad for...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - English prose literature - 1848
...with cheerful and confident thoughts, to embark in a troubled sea of noises and hoarse disputes, put from beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies, to come into the dim reflection of hollow antiquities sold by the seeming bulk, and there be fain to...
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The Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw.] The ..., Volumes 5-6

1856
...on the subject in the following noble words. He regrets his being called "to interrupt the pursuits of his hopes, and to leave a calm and pleasing solitariness,...in the quiet and still air of delightful studies." And he adds : " For surely to every good and peaceable man, it must, in nature, needs be a hateful...
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