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" Wisdom's self 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 too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within... "
Poetry for Schools: Designed for Reading and Recitation. The Whole Selected ... - Page 39
publié par - 1828 - 383 pages
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816 - 490 pages
...To-morrow to fresh woods and pastures new. § 4. Virtue, II :>Jom, and ContenpJatif*. , • MlLTOV. VIRTUE could see to do what Virtue would By her own radiant light, though son and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's rlf Oft Seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where...
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The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface ..., Volume 3

Alexander Chalmers - 1817 - 340 pages
...she is not) Could stir the constant mood of her calm thoughU, And put them into misbecoming plight. Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her own...in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self Oft seeks in sweet retired solitude: Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and...
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The British Essayists: Tatler

James Ferguson - 1819 - 348 pages
...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...resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd : He that has light within his own clear breast, May sit i' th' centre, and enjoy bright day : But...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 7

Ezekiel Sanford - 1819 - 366 pages
...she is not) Could stir the constant mood of her calm thoughts. And put them into misbecoming plight. Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her own...sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's sell' Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude ; -Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes...
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The British Prose Writers...: Gray's letters

1821 - 394 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 impairM. t It is a foolish thing that without money one cannot either live as one pleases, or where...
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The British Essayists: Mirror

James Ferguson - 1819 - 358 pages
...the ease and indolent enjoyments connected with rural retirement. 'Arid Wisdom's self Oft seeks the sweet retired solitude, Where, with her best nurse Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, ami lets grow her wings, That in the bustling hurry of resort, Were all too ruffled, ami sometimes...
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Sacred Literature: Comprising a Review of the Principles of Composition Laid ...

John Jebb - 1820 - 502 pages
...profane, does not afford a better illustration of this passage, than the strains of our great poet : Virtue could see to do what virtue would, By her own...light, though Sun and Moon Were in the flat sea sunk. He that has light within his own clear breast, May sit i' the centre, and enjoy bright day : But he...
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Select Plays of William Shakespeare: In Six Volumes. With the ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1820 - 472 pages
...quarto has been followed. Malone. Milton, in his Camus, might here have been indebted to Shakspeare : " Virtue could see to do what virtue would, " By her...though sun and moon " Were in the flat sea sunk." Steeven's. s Come, civil night,] Civil is grave, decently solemn, Johnson, See As you Like it. Vol....
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Letters of Thomas Gray: Two Volumes in One

Thomas Gray - 1820 - 492 pages
...may, when Wisdom herself is forced often In twect retired solinuV v 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 , as one pleases, or where and with...
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Poems and Letters of Thomas Gray: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings

Thomas Gray, William Mason - 1820 - 548 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 as one pleases, or where and with whom...
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