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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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Paradise Regained: Samson Agonistes, Comus and Arcades

John Milton - 1823 - 377 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...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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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1823
...the ease and indolent enjoyments connected with rural retirement. — And Wisdom's self Oft seeks the sweet retired solitude, Where, with her best nurse,...her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the bustling hurry of resort, Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. As these dispositions and sentiments...
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Mirror

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823
...for the ease and indolent enjoyments connected with rural retirement. And Wisdom's self Oft seeks the sweet retired solitude, Where, with her best nurse...her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the bustling hurry of resort. Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. 'In a poem expressive of tender...
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The Christian Advocate, Volume 10

1832
...occasionally seek seclusion from the world, where contemplation " Plumes her feathers, and lets go her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled." This contemplation leads the poet to the mossy cell, to the thicket or the lea, to burns and bracken...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1871
...lines from Milton's Cornus, ail-to is evidently used as an adverb : — •• Where with her beat nurse. Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and...grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Wore ail-to ruffled, and sometimes impaired." On this passage Warton has the following note : — "...
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A Variorum Commentary Of The Poems Of John Milton

Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Literary Criticism - 1975 - 379 pages
...iura. * TT61000 S4 Tf|V TUpOWOV dtvSpCGTTOIS \l6\rt\V. Vertue could see to do what vertue would By her own radiant light, though Sun and Moon Were in the flat Sea sunk; and in 588-9: Vertue may be assail'd, but never hurt, Surpriz'd by unjust force, but not enthrall'd. Of...
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Variorum Commentary on the Poems of John Milton: The Minor English Poems, Part 3

A. S. P. Woodhouse, Douglas Bush - Literary Criticism - 1972
...of darkness, and of shades'1 (330-4), or his confident 'Vertue could see to do what vertue would By her own radiant light, though Sun and Moon Were in the flat Sea sunk' (372-4) — with various effects of symbolism and, on occasion, of dramatic irony. The wood is predominantly...
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A Milton Encyclopedia, Volume 8

William Bridges Hunter - Literary Criticism - 1978 - 205 pages
...active life. He frequently contrasts quiet contemplation with the bustle of activity : And Wisdoms self Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude Where with...wings That in the various bustle of resort Were all to ruffl'd, and sometimes impair'd. (Mask 374-79) He decided to retire to his father's home for six...
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 344 pages
...authority within him, where it is always bright noon. "Virtue could see to do what virtue would / By her own radiant light, though Sun and Moon / Were in the flat Sea sunk" (373-375). He sustains the conditions of external observation in the well-lit privacy of his mind,...
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Blake's Vision of the Poetry of Milton: Illustrations to Six Poems

Bette Charlene Werner - Art - 1986 - 319 pages
...the mood of calm confidence in the elder brother's words: Vertue could see to do what vertue would By her own radiant light, though Sun and Moon Were in the flat Sea sunk.47 The brothers' contrasted attitudes are apparent in Blake's portrayals of them. The younger...
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