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" 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 to sweet retired solitude, Where with her best nurse contemplation She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her... "
Comus: A Mask - Page 32
by John Milton - 1858 - 90 pages
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 5, Page 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...flat fea funk. And wifdom's felf 375 Oft fecks to fweet retir'd folitude, Where with her beft nurfe contemplation She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various buftle of refort Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. 380 He that has light within his own...
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The Mirror: A periodical paper, published at Edinburgh in the years 1779 ...

Henry Mackenzie - 1783
...rural retirement. And Wifdom's felf Oft feeks the fweet retired folitude, Where, with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That, in the hurtling hurry of refort, Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. As thefe difpofitions and fentiments...
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Merry wives of Windsor. Much ado about nothing

William Shakespeare - 1785
...the sense of altogether (which Mr. Warton has judiciously restored) is used in the same context, " She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, " That in the various bustle of resort " Were ail-to ruffled " In North's Plutarch is a passage which will confirm the observation above : " setting...
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Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Italian, and Latin

John Milton - 1785 - 620 pages
...FLAT." Again, B. ii. 222. Of beauty. Oft feeks to fweet retired folitude, Where with her beft nurfe contemplation She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various buftle of refort Were all to ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. 380 He that has light within his own...
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A New Pocket Companion for Oxford: Or, Guide Through the University ...

1787 - 152 pages
...fecrecy of defert Cell; And Wifdom's felf Oft feeks to fweet retired Solitude, Where with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes her Feathers, and lets grow her Wings, That in the various Buftle of Refort, Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair M. after having puffed the Buft of Locke,...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788
...thoughts, And put them into misbecoming plight. Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her ova radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self 37? Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude, Where with her best nurse Contemplation She plumes her feathers,...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ...

English poets - 1790
...flat fea funk. And wifdom's felf 375 Oft feeks to fweet retir'd folitude, Where with her beft nurfe contemplation She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various' buftle of refort Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. 380 He that has light within his own...
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British Theatre: The miser, by Henry Fielding

John Bell - English drama - 1791
...into misbecoming plight. " Virtue could see to do what Virtue would " By her own radiant light tho' sun and moon " Were in the flat sea sunk; and Wisdom's...her wings, " That in the various bustle of resort 50 " Were allto ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. " He, that has light within his own clear breast,...
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The Evangelical Magazine

Religion - 1804
...perhaps, is not impartially just •, will turnish our English readers with no bad motto to this book. " Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude : Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She |>luraes her feathers, lets grow he? wings, . That, in the various bustle of resort, Were, all too...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 1008 pages
...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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