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Comus, a maske - Page 11
by John Milton - 1902 - 29 pages
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Figures in a Renaissance Context

C. A. Patrides - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 346 pages
...pastime here is referred to the echoes it collects from wisdom's activities in Comas: Wisdoms self Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude, Where with her...feathers, and lets grow her wings That in the various bussle of resort Were all to ruffl'd, and sometimes impair'd. (11. 375—80) The soul in Marvell's...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - Poetry - 1994 - 486 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 to-ruffled, and sometimes impaired. 380 He that has light within his own dear breast May sit i' the...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker, Gordon Campbell - Religion - 1996 - 1539 pages
...her own radians light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And wisdom's self Oft seeks so sweet retired solitude, Where with her best nurse,...plumes her feathers and lets grow her wings That in she various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impaired. (373—80) The younger brother...
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Arenas of Conflict: Milton and the Unfettered Mind

Kristin Pruitt McColgan, Charles W. Durham - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 290 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 to-ruffled, and sometimes impaired. He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i' the centre,...
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The Delicate Distress

Mrs. Griffith (Elizabeth) - Fiction - 1997 - 267 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...She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings. [ii. 366—78] [“A Mask Presented at Ludlow-Castle, 1634,” in Paradise Regain'd. A Poem in Four...
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T. R. Malthus: The Unpublished Papers in the Collection of Kanto Gakuen ...

T. R. Malthus, Kantō Gakuen Daigaku - Business & Economics - 1997 - 166 pages
......Wisdom's self/Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude, / Where with her best must Contemplation / She pIumeż her feathers, and lets grow her wings, / That in the various bustle of resort. / Were all too ruffl'd, and sometimes impair'd' (John Milton, Co,,,ns, lines 375-80). 13 Jan. 1786 The skating...
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Opening the Borders: Inclusivity in Early Modern Studies : Essays in Honor ...

James V. Mirollo, Peter C. Herman - Literary Collections - 1999 - 355 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 best nurse Contemplation She plumes her feathers . . . (372-77) . . . against the threats Of malice or of sorcery, or that power Which erring men call...
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Irish Political Economy, Volume 4

Thomas A. Boylan, Tadhg Foley - Economics - 2003 - 456 pages
...that man derives from being occasionally alone, he also draws from it improvement; for, 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 impaired. Again: suppose the fecundity of the earth to continue as at present,...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...sweet retired solitude,' Where with her bess nurse Contemplation She plumes her feathers, and less grow her wings' That in the various bustle of resort' Were all so-ruffled, and sometimes impaired.' 350 He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i' the...
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The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England

Douglas Trevor - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 252 pages
...they do augment the praise of learned seclusion: “Wisdom's self,” the Eldest Brother comments, “Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, /Where with...She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings” (374—377). The Second Brother agrees, noting that it is in the “pensive secrecy of desert cell”...
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