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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 Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 128
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem. In Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ...

John Milton - 1707 - 457 pages
...though Sun and Moon Were in the flat Sea funk. And Wifdom's felf Oft feeks to fweet retired Solitude, Where with her beft nurfe Contemplation She plumes...wings, That in the various buftle of refort Were all to ruffl'd, and fometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breaft May fit i'th' Center,...
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The lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, esq, Volume 2

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - Literary Collections - 1728
...AndWifdom'sfelf :Oft feeks to fweet retired Solitude: -< 5 Where, with her btft Nurfe, Cvntetnplatim, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her Wings', That in the -various Buftle of Refirt ... 'JVtre all tot ruffled, and fometimes impaired: •He that has Lifht within his own clear...
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Paradise regain'd, a poem. To which is added Samson agonistes; and ..., Book 2

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 1747
...though Sun and Moon Were in the flat Sea funk i And Wifdom's fetf Oft feeks to fweet retired Solitude i Where with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wing*, That in the various buftle of refort Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. He that has...
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The Actor: A Treatise on the Art of Playing. Interspersed with Theatrical ...

John Hill - Acting - 1750 - 326 pages
...fame breath, Wifdom's felf Oft fecks a fweet retired folitude, Where with her beft nurfe comemplatipn, She plumes her feathers and lets grow her wings, That...refort Were all too ruffled and fometimes impair'd. : i B 5 And And afterwards, No evil thing that walks by night In fog, or fire ; by lake or moorifti...
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ...

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 1753 - 350 pages
...light, though fun and moon YVere in the flat fea funk. And wifdom'sfelf 375 Oft feeks to fweet retired folitude, Where with her beft nurfe contemplation...lets grow her wings, That in the various buftle of reIbrt Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. 380 He that has light within his own cle,.r breaft...
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A Letter to Mr. Mason: On the Marks of Imitation

Richard Hurd - 1757 - 76 pages
...lines of Milton in his Comus, Wifdom'sfelf Oft feeks to fweet retired Solitude, • Where with her heft nurfe, contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and...refort Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. On which Dr. Warburton has the following note. " Mr. Pope has imitated this thought and (as was " always...
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A Letter to Mr. Mason: On the Marks of Imitation

Richard Hurd, William Mason - Imitation (in literature) - 1757 - 76 pages
...to fweet retired Solitude, Where with her beft nurfe, contemplation, She plumes her feathers, arid lets grow her wings, That in the various buftle of...refort Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. On which Dr. Warburton has the following note. " Mr. Pope has imitated this thought and (as was " always...
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson ..., Part 4

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 1759 - 388 pages
...light, though fun and moon Were in the flat fea funk. And wifdom'sfelf 375 Oft feeks to fweet retired folitude, Where with her beft nurfe contemplation...that has light within his own clear breaft May fit i'th'center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark foul, and foul thoughts, Benighted walks...
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added, Samson ...

John Milton - 1759 - 390 pages
...light, though fun and moon Were in the flat fea funk. And wifdom'sfelf 375 Oft feeks to fweet retired folitude, Where with her beft. nurfe contemplation...that has light within his own clear breaft May fit i'th'center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark foul, and foul thoughts, Benighted walks...
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Q. Horatii Flacci Epistolae Ad Pisones, Et Augustum: With an ..., Volume 3

Horace, Richard Hurd - Poetry - 1766
...You remember thefe lines of Milton in his Comus, Wifdom's felf Oft feeks to fweet retired Solitude, Where, with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes...refort Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. On which Dr. Warburton has the following note. " Mr. Pope has imitated this f< thought and (as was...
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