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" 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 to ruffl'd, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his owne "
Comus, a maske - Page 11
by John Milton - 1902 - 29 pages
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Poems and letters of Thomas Gray: with memoirs of his life and writings

Thomas Gray, William Mason - Poetry - 1820 - 527 pages
...it may, when wisdom herself is forced often in sweet retired solitude To plume her feathers, and let grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. It is a foolish thing that without money one cannot either live...
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Poems Divine and Moral: Many of Them Now First Published

John Bowdler - Hymns, English - 1821 - 468 pages
...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...wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breast, May sit i' th'...
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The British Prose Writers: Gray's letters

British prose literature - 1821
...it may, when Wisdom herself is forced often In sweet retired solitude To plume her feathers, and let grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. % It is a foolish thing that without money one cannot either live...
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The London Magazine, Volume 3

1821
...overflown soul within its own keeping :—there In sweet retired solitude, She plumed her feathers, and let grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometime hnpair'd. But whither am I wandering?— Oh ! I remember, I was taking you...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...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...wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breast, May sit in the...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 4

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1822
...breathing-space to muse on indifferent matters, where Contemplation " May plume her feathers and let grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too rufHed, and sometimes impairM," that I absent myself from the town for awhile, without feeling...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 3

1822
...breathing-space to muse on indifferent matters, where Contemplation " May plume her feathers and let grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd," that I absent myself from the town for a while, without feeling...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 4

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1822
...breathing-space to muse on indifferent matters, where Contemplation " May plume her feathers and let grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impaired, " that I absent myself from the town for awhile, without feeling...
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The British Essayists: Tatler

English essays - 1823
...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...wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd : He that has light within his own clear breast, May sit i' th'...
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The British Essayists: Mirror

English essays - 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 hustling hurry of resort, Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. As these dispositions and sentiments...
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