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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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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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Milton's Secrecy: And Philosophical Hermeneutics

James Dougal Fleming - 2008 - 196 Seiten
...offers a counter-image of her as her own lantern. "Vertue could see to do what vertue would," he says, "by her own radiant light, though Sun and Moon / Were in the flat Sea sunk" (373-375). That watery apocalypse leads into an image of virtuous radiance as a contrast (classically...
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