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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... "
Comus: A Mask - Page 32
by John Milton - 1858 - 90 pages
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The British Essayists;: Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...misbecoming plight. Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self Oft seeks...bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd : He that has light within his own clear breast, May sit o' th' centre, and enjoy bright day...
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The British Essayists;: Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...misbecoming plight. Virtue could see to do what Virtue would -v By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude : Where, with her beet nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle...
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Cowper's Milton, in Four Volumes: Paradise regained. An account of Cowper's ...

William Hayley, John Milton, William Cowper - Literary Criticism - 1810
...misbecoming plight. Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And wisdom's self Oft seeks...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 breast May sit i' the...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810
...misbecoming plight. Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And wisdom's self Oft seeks...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 breast May sit i' the...
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A New Pocket Companion for Oxford, Or Guide Through the University: With an ...

1810
...Verses, from the Comus of Milton : Musing Meditation most affects The pensive secrecy of desert Cell; And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude,...Bustle of Resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. Proceeding through a continuation of the same Shrubbery, (which appears to grow on rocky...
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A pocket companion for Oxford. [Entitled] A new pocket companion ..., Volume 3

1810
...Verses, from the Cum us of Milton : Musing Meditation most affects The pensive secrecy of desert Cell; And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude,...Bustle of Resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. Proceeding through a continuation of the same Shrubbery, (which appears to grow on rocky...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude ; 376 Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, ibe plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bnstle of resort Were ail-to ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. Fie that has light within his own clear...
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The modern British drama

British drama - 1811
...misbecoming plight. Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk ; and Wisdom's self Oft...wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all so ruffled, and sometimes inipair'd. He, that has light within his own clear breast, May sit i' tli'...
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The Modern British Drama: In Five Volumes, Volume 2

English drama - 1811
...misbecoming plight. Virtue could sec to do what Virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk ; and Wisdom's self Oft...wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all so ruffled, and sometimes impairM. He, that has light within his own clear breast, May sit i' th* centre...
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The Works of Richard Hurd, Lord Bishop of Worcester: Critical works

Richard Hurd - 1811
...dexterity in " contending with a great original." You remember these lines of Milton in his Comus, Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude,...bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. On which Dr. Warburton has the following; O note. " Mr. Pope has imitated this thought and...
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