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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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Variorum Commentary on the Poems of John Milton: The Minor ..., Band 2,Teil 3

A. S. P. Woodhouse, Douglas Bush - 1972 - 409 Seiten
...double night of darkness, and of shades'1 (330-4), or his confident 'Vertue could see to do what vertue would By her own radiant light, though Sun and Moon Were in the flat Sea sunk' (372-4) — with various effects of symbolism and, on occasion, of dramatic irony. The wood is predominantly...
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A Milton Encyclopedia, Band 8

William Bridges Hunter (Jr.) - 1978 - 205 Seiten
...active life. He frequently contrasts quiet contemplation with the bustle of activity : And Wisdoms self Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude Where with...her wings That in the various bustle of resort Were all to ruffl'd, and sometimes impair'd. (Mask 374-79) He decided to retire to his father's home for...
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - 1983 - 344 Seiten
...public as when alone, the virtuous man has the authority within him, where it is always bright noon. "Virtue could see to do what virtue would / By her...light, though Sun and Moon / Were in the flat Sea sunk" (373-375). He sustains the conditions of external observation in the well-lit privacy of his mind,...
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Blake's Vision of the Poetry of Milton: Illustrations to Six Poems

Bette Charlene Werner - 1986 - 319 Seiten
...matches the mood of calm confidence in the elder brother's words: Vertue could see to do what vertue would By her own radiant light, though Sun and Moon Were in the flat Sea sunk.47 The brothers' contrasted attitudes are apparent in Blake's portrayals of them. The younger...
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Callisto Myth from Ovid to Atwood: Initiation and Rape in Literature

Kathleen Wall - 1988 - 240 Seiten
...mood of her calm thoughts, And put them into mis-becoming plight. Vertue could see to do what vertue would By her own radiant light, though Sun and Moon Were in the flat Sea sunk. And Wisdoms self Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude, Where with her best nurse Contemplation She plumes...
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Figures in a Renaissance Context

C. A. Patrides - 1989 - 346 Seiten
...soul's pastime here is referred to the echoes it collects from wisdom's activities in Comus: Wisdoms self Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude, Where with...feathers, and lets grow her wings That in the various bussle of resort Were all to ruffl'd, and sometimes impair'd. (11. 375-80) The soul in Marvell's poem...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - 1994 - 486 Seiten
...(Not being in danger, as I trust she is not) 370 Could stir the constant mood of her calm dioughts, And put them into misbecoming plight. Virtue could...feathers, and lets grow her wings, That, in the various husde of resort, Were all to-ruffled, and sometimes impaired. 380 He that has light within his own...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - 1996 - 1539 Seiten
...sister's safety than their own plight, and the elder brother reassures him with great confidence : Virtue could see to do what virtue would By her own...her wings That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impaired. (373-80) The younger brother concedes the security of II Penseroso...
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The Delicate Distress

Mrs. Griffith (Elizabeth) - 1997 - 267 Seiten
...bosoms ever, As that the single want of light and noise (Not being in danger, as I trust she is not) And put them into mis-becoming plight. Virtue could...though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And wisdoms self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where with her best nurse Contemplation, She plumes...
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T.R. Malthus: The Unpublished Papers in the Collection of Kanto ..., Band 1

Thomas Robert Malthus - 1997 - 341 Seiten
...seasons' is ins. " '...Wisdom's self/ Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude. / Where with her best must Contemplation / She plumes her feathers. and lets...wings. / That in the various bustle of resort. / Were all too ruffl'd. and sometimes impair'd' iJobn Milton. Comus. lines 375-80l. 13 Jan. 1786 The skating...
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