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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 Poetical Works of John Milton: With the Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Milton - 1813 - 565 pages
...her calm thought*, And put them into 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 375 Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude; Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: In Twenty-one Volumes, with the ..., Volume 20

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1813
...Comus, might here have been indebted to Shakspeare: " Virtue could see to do what virtue would, " By her own radiant light, though sun and moon " Were in the flat sea sunk." STEEVENS. * Come, civil night,'] Civil is grave, decently solemn. JOHNSON. See As you like it, Vol....
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Discoveries in Hieroglyphics and Other Antiquities, Volume 6

Robert Deverell - 1813
...desires of love and promoting chastity (2 1.5). 149 Were in the; flat sea sunk ; and wisdom's self 375 Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where, with her best nurse contemplation, v> r. She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all...
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The Omnium-gatherum: or, Bath, Bristol, and Cheltenham literary repository ...

...when he wrote those beautiful lines ; " And wisdom's self " Oft seeks to such retired solitudes, " Where, with her best nurse, contemplation, " She plumes...feathers, and lets grow her wings, " That, in the various bastle of resort, »' Were ail-to ruffled and sometimes impair'd." This solitary situation of a parish...
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A New Pocket Companion for Oxford: Or, Guide Through the University ...

Nuneham Courtenay (England) - 1814 - 162 pages
...pensiv» secrecy of desert Cell; And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude, a 3 AVhere with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her Feathers, and lets grow her wing*, That in the various Bustle of Resort Were all too ruffled, ami sometimes impaired'. Proceeding...
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Elements of general knowledge: introductory to useful books in the ..., Volume 1

Henry Kett - Literary Criticism - 1815
...perlbnines Wifdom ; " Wifdom's felf Oft fecks 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 too ruffled, and fometimes impaired." ' And Pope, in his Windfor Foreft,...
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The Female Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verse: Selected ...

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - Readers - 1816 - 392 pages
...her calm thoughts, And put them into misbecoming plight. Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in...with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feaihtrs, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all 100 ruffled, and sometimes...
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Elegant extracts

Elegant extracts - English poetry - 1816 - 1064 pages
...Virtue would By her own radiant light, though son and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's rlf Oft Seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where with her...Contemplation, She plumes her feathers and lets grow her wing), That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometime* impair 1. He that hath...
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The letters; with important additions and corrections from his own ...

Thomas Gray, John Mitford - 1816
...forced often— « ; . • -! ' •• • f In sweet retired solitude To phime her feathers and let grow her wings That in the various bustle of resort, Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impaired. It is a foolish thing that one can't only not live as one pleases, but where and with whom one pleases,...
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The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface, historical and ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...her calm thoughU, And put them into 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 in sweet retired solitude: Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and...
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