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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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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1823
...the ease and indolent enjoyments connected wit 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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The British Essayists: Tatler

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823
...Virtue would Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude : Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, That in the various bustle of resort She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, Were all too...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...would By her own radiant ПцЫ, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And wisdom's self 375 Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where with her...wings. That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruflled, and sometimes impair^. 380 He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i' th...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library

British anthology - 1824
...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 ail-to ruffled, and sometimes iinpair'd. He that has light within his own clear breast, May sit i'...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author ..., Volume 1

British poets - 1824
...unreal wants. Ibid. In palaces, lay straining her low thoughts RETIREMENT. Wisdom's self Oft seeks so sweet retired solitude ; Where, with her best nurse,...wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. Milton's Comiti. Tun'd with the gentle murmur of the streams;...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 4

John Milton - 1824
...to solitary sweet retire. 376. For the same uncommon use of seek, Mr. Bowle cites Bale's VWherewith her best nurse Contemplation She plumes her feathers,...wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all to ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. Examynacyon of A. Askew, p. 24. " Hath not he moche nede of " helpe...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1824
...prepare himself for still further exertions, when his mind was enabled " To plume her feathers, and let grow her wings, That, in the various bustle of resort, Were all too ruffled and sometimes impair'd." This short but tranquil portion of his life he has himself feelingly...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1824
...prepare himself for still further exertions, when his mind was enabled " To plume her feathers, and let grow her wings. That, in the various bustle of resort, Were all too ruffled and sometimes impair'd." This short but tranquil portion of his life he has himself feelingly...
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Table Talk: Or, Original Essays on Men and Manners, Volume 2

William Hazlitt - 1824
...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 awhile, without feeling...
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Tremaine; or, The man of refinement, Volume 1

Robert Plumer Ward - 1825
...often shut myself up." v< The occasion ?" asked Tremaine. " Why wisdom's self, you know, ' Oft seeks a sweet retired solitude, * Where, with her best nurse,...' That in the various bustle of resort ' Were all too ruffled, and sometime impair'd." "But seriously, it was to recover the bent of my mind—I may...
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