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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... "
Bell's British Theatre: Comus, by J. Milton. ... Love in a village, by I ... - Pagina 29
1797
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 5,Pagina 3

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...flat fea funk. And wifdom's felf 375 Oft fecks to fweet retir'd 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 impair'd. 380 He that has light within his own...
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The Mirror: A Periodical Paper, Published at Edinburgh in the Years 1779 ...

Henry Mackenzie - 1783
...rural retirement. And Wifdom's felf Oft feeks the fweet retired folitude, Where, with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That, in the hurtling hurry of refort, Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. As thefe difpofitions and fentiments...
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Merry wives of Windsor. Much ado about nothing

William Shakespeare - 1785
...the sense of altogether (which Mr. Warton has judiciously restored) is used in the same context, " She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, " That in the various bustle of resort " Were ail-to ruffled " In North's Plutarch is a passage which will confirm the observation above :...
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Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Italian, and Latin

John Milton - 1785 - 620 pagina’s
...FLAT." Again, B. ii. 222. Of beauty. Oft feeks 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 to ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. 380 He that has light within his own...
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A New Pocket Companion for Oxford: Or, Guide Through the University ...

1787 - 152 pagina’s
...fecrecy of defert Cell; And Wifdom's felf Oft feeks to fweet retired Solitude, 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 impair M. after having puffed the Buft of Locke,...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - 1788
...into misbecoming plight. Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her ova radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self 37? Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude, Where with her best nurse Contemplation She plumes her feathers,...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 12

English poets - 1790
...flat fea funk. And wifdom's felf 375 Oft feeks to fweet retir'd 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 impair'd. 380 He that has light within his own...
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British Theatre, Volume 11

John Bell - 1791
..." And the sweet peace that goodness bosoms ever, " As that the single want of light and noise 40 " (Not being in danger, as I trust she is not) " Could...wings, " That in the various bustle of resort 50 " Were allto ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. " He, that has light within his own clear breast, " May sit...
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Comus: A Mask

John Milton - 1791 - 66 pagina’s
..." And the sweet peace that goodness bosoms ever, " As that the single want of light and noise 40 " (Not being in danger, as I trust she is not) " Could...wings, " That in the various bustle of resort 50 " Were allto ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. " He, that has light within his own clear breast, " May sit...
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The Evangelical Magazine

1804
...perhaps, is not impartially just •, will turnish our English readers with no bad motto to this book. " Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude : Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She |>luraes her feathers, lets grow he? wings, . That, in the various bustle of resort, Were, all too...
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