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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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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Massachusetts Historical Society - Massachusetts - 1890
...aspect, an air of dignity and repose, the look of one who in some cool, half-shaded library had beheld " the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies," and I did not rest until I discovered. I sought his acquaintance, which I have valued more and more...
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The Christian reformer; or, Unitarian magazine and review [ed. by ..., Volume 16

Robert Aspland - 1860
...the most part, in "a calm and pleasing solitariness, fed with cheerful and confident thoughts" — "beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies" — you cannot see so clearly what awaits you, when you come " to embark in a troubled sea of noises...
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The University Quarterly

Universities and colleges - 1860
...knowledge for its own sake ; should find real, unalloyed pleasure in the very " beholding the very bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies." The ill-effects of any other motive are quickly seen, and the disastrous result upon the mind and habits...
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English Puritanism and Its Leaders: Cromwell, Milton, Baxter, Bunyan

John Tulloch - Baxter, Richard, 1615-1691 - 1861 - 488 pages
...reaction of a mind like his — thrown back upon its original foundations, and congenial intuition of the " bright countenance of Truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies " — such seems the natural explanation of the sublime conception which now built itself up under...
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The interviews of great men: their influence on civilization, by the author ...

Joseph Johnson - 1862
...force of my talents and my industry to this one important object." It was duty which thus called him "to interrupt the pursuit of his hopes, and to leave...in the quiet and still air of delightful studies." Before noticing the " labours oft" in which Milton presently engaged, it may be well, as a connecting...
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Works, Volumes 1-2

William Ellery Channing - 1862
...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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Selections from the prose writings of John Milton, ed. with memoir, notes ...

John [prose Milton (selected]) - 1862
...cheerful and confiding thoughts, to embark in a troubled sea of noises and hoarse disputes ; called off from beholding the bright countenance of Truth, in the quiet and still air of delightful studies. For surely to every good and peaceful man it must needs be a hateful thing to be the molester and displeaser...
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The American Educational Monthly for the School and the Family, Volume 1

Education - 1864
...the mind, " fed with cheerful and confident thoughts," attains its ripest development ! How different from " beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies," in the enjoyment of which the genius of Milton was inspired to the lofty creations of Paradise Lost,...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1865 - 480 pages
...written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die. The Reason of Church Government. Book ii. Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies. Ibid. He who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought himself...
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American Educational Monthly, Volume 1

Education - 1864
...the mind, " fed with cheerful and confident thoughts," attains its ripest development I How different from " beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies," in the enjoyment of which the genius of Milton was inspired to the lofty creations of Paradise Lost,...
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