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" Virtue could see 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, Where, with her best nurse, contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow... "
Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ... - Seite 170
von John Milton - 1810
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 Seiten
...enchanting ravishment? 7478 Comus Such sober certainty of waking bliss I never heard till now. 7479 Comus Johnson) Now that the old llon is dead, every ass...may kick at him. PARR1S Matthew 19498528 Being an MP ... 7480 Comus But he that hides a dark soul, and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the midday sun;...
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Spiritual Guides to Holistic Health and Happiness

Robert E. Valett - 2002 - 140 Seiten
...understands that peace and good health result from the harmonious balance of body, mind and spirit. Wisdom's self oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, where with her best nurse, Contemplation, she plums her feathers and lets grow her wings. -John Milton True wisdom consists of the comprehension,...
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Irish Political Economy, Band 4

Thomas A. Boylan, Tadhg Foley - 2003 - 456 Seiten
...merely pleasure that man derives from being occasionally alone, he also draws from it improvement; for. Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude:...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...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - 2003 - 1059 Seiten
...ever, As that the single want of light and noise (Not being in danger, as I trust she is not) 370 Could stir the constant mood of her calm thoughts, And put...would By her own radiant light, though Sun and Moon 334. disinherit Chaos: disposses Chaos. Cf. PL 349. innumerous: innumerable. Cf. PL VII, I, 10 and...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 Seiten
...is not) 370 Could stir the constant mood of her calm thoughts, And put mem into misbecoming plight.0 Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her own...sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self0 Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude,0 Where with her best nurse Contemplation She plumes her...
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Personal Reminiscences of General Robert E. Lee

J. William Jones - 2004 - 464 Seiten
...gorge to the far light, " without feeling the truth of the almost inspired lines of the poet, that "Virtue could see to do what Virtue would, By her...light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. " Whither now, O world-renowned hero! will you direct your footsteps? Will you carry to foreign courts...
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The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England

Douglas Trevor - 2004 - 252 Seiten
...melancholic, 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" that...
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Mystery of the Black Tower

John Palmer (Jun.) - 2005 - 183 Seiten
...pierc'd with so great agony, When such I see, that all for pity I could die. SPENSER. Virtue would see to do what virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea-sunk. MILTON. WE now recur to Emma, who so suddenly disappeared from the Isle of Wight. She had...
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L'allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas: Easyread Comfort Edition

John Milton - 2006 - 68 Seiten
...book, And the sweet peace that goodness bosoms ever, As that the single want of light and noise Could stir the constant mood of her calm thoughts, And put...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...
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The Imperfect Friend: Emotion and Rhetoric in Sidney, Milton, and Their Contexts

Wendy Olmsted - 2008 - 293 Seiten
...to trace Satan's loss of society with himself in Book IV of Paradise Lost. A Mask (Comus) comments, And wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude,...her wings That in the various bustle of resort Were all to ruffl'd, and somtimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breast. May sit i'th'...
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