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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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Discoveries in hieroglyphics, and other antiquities, in progress to which ...

Robert Deverell - 1813
...(215). Were in the flat sea sunk ; and wisdom's self 375 Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, \Vhere, with her best nurse contemplation, She plumes 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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A New Pocket Companion for Oxford: Or, Guide Through the University ...

Nuneham Courtenay (England) - 1814 - 162 pages
...pensiv» secrecy of desert Cell; And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude, a 3 AVhere with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her Feathers, and lets grow her wing*, That in the various Bustle of Resort Were all too ruffled, ami sometimes impaired'. Proceeding...
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The London Theatre: A Collection of the Most Celebrated Dramatic ..., Volume 2

Thomas Dibdin - English drama - 1815
...virtue would, B; 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. He that has light within his own clear breast, Ma; sit i'th' centre, and enjo; bright day. But he that...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 3

John Milton - 1815
...would By her own radiant light, Though Sun and Moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self 375 Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude ; Where, with...best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, anil lets grows her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were ail-to ruffled, and sometimes...
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The Female Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verse: Selected ...

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - Readers - 1816 - 392 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...wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that b is light within his own clear breast, May sit i' th*...
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Elegant extracts

Elegant extracts - English poetry - 1816 - 1064 pages
...Virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's »elf Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where with her...Contemplation, She plumes her feathers and lets grow her wing?, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair •!. He that...
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The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface, historical and ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...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...plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings. That iu the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd : He that has light within...
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The British Essayists: Tatler

James Ferguson - English essays - 1819
...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...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 Works of the British Poets, with Lives of the Authors, Volume 7

English poetry - 1819
...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 impair'd. He, that has light within his own elear breast, May sit i'...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 7

Ezekiel Sanford - English poetry - 1819
...Virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's sell' Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude; -Where, with...Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings,That in the various bustle of resort Were ail-to ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He, that has...
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