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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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Tremaine: or, The man of refinement, Volume 1

Robert Plumer Ward - 1825
...often shut myself up." " The occasion ?" asked Tremaine. " Why wisdom's self, you know, ' Oft seeks a sweet retired solitude, ' Where, with her best nurse,...She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, ' 'lliat in the various bustle of resort ' Were all too ruffled, and sometime impair'd." " But seriously,...
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Tremaine, or, The man of refinement [by R.P. Ward].

Robert Plumer Ward - 1825
...often shut myself up." " The occasion ?" asked Tremaine. " Why wisdom's self, you know, ' Oft seeks a sweet retired solitude, ' Where, with her best nurse,...Contemplation, ' She plumes her feathers, and lets gfow her wings, ' That in the various bustle of resort ' Were all too ruffled, and sometime impair'd."...
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The Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1825
...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 11 . It is a foolish thing that without money one cannot either...
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The Oriental herald and colonial review [ed. by J.S. Buckingham].

James Silk Buckingham - 1825
...some time to itself, undisturbed by the calls of business, or even of friendship : And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where with her best nurse, Contemplation, 3 Helyot, Hist, des Ordres Monastiques, ti That in the various hustle of resort She plumes her feathers,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 3

John Milton - 1826
...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' centre,...
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Select Works of the British Poets

John Aikin - 1826 - 807 pages
...Sun and Moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude ; 376 Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes...her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were ail-to ruffled, and sometimes ímpair'd. He that has light within his own clear breast, May sit i*...
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Paradise Regained: Samson Agonistes, Comus and Arcades

John Milton - 1827 - 372 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'the centre,...
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An annual discourse before the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts ...

Henry Dilworth Gilpin, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - Art - 1827 - 58 pages
...solitude and silence the forms which imagination bodies forth? What wisdom is so noble as that " Which seeks to sweet retired Solitude ; Where, with her...wings, That, in the various bustle of resort, Were ail-to ruffled, and sometimes impair'd." The most touching passages to be found in books, are those...
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The letters of Thomas Gray, chronologically arranged from the Walpole and ...

Thomas Gray - 1827
...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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Poetry for Schools: Designed for Reading and Recitation. The Whole Selected ...

Eliza Robbins - English poetry - 1828 - 383 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." Cowper has personified Winter, as the " King of intimate delights,...
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