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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... "
The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th] - Page 522
1807
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The Omnium-gatherum: or, Bath, Bristol, and Cheltenham literary repository ...

1755 - 262 pages
...when he wrote those beautiful lines ; " And wisdom's self " Oft seeks to such retired solitudes, " Where, with her best nurse, contemplation, " She plumes...feathers, and lets grow her wings, " That, in the various bastle of resort, »' Were ail-to ruffled and sometimes impair'd." This solitary situation of a parish...
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A New Pocket Companion for Oxford: Or, Guide Through the University ...

1814 - 198 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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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 1

Henry Kett - 1815 - 598 pages
...perlbnines Wifdom ; " Wifdom's felf Oft fecks to fweet retired folitude, Where with her beft nurfe Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various buftle of refort, Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impaired." ' And Pope, in his Windfor Foreft,...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816 - 490 pages
...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 with her...Contemplation, She plumes her feathers and lets grow her wing), That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometime* impair 1. He that hath...
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The Female Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verse: Selected ...

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - 1816 - 414 pages
...to do what 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...with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feaihtrs, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all 100 ruffled, and sometimes...
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The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface ..., Volume 3

Alexander Chalmers - 1817 - 340 pages
...her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self Oft seeks in sweet retired solitude: Where, with her best nurse,...her feathers, and lets grow her wings. That in the variniN bu<tle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes irapair'd : He thai ha* li^ht within his...
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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...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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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 7

Ezekiel Sanford - 1819 - 366 pages
...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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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...
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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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