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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 Delicate Distress

Mrs. Griffith (Elizabeth) - 1997 - 267 pagina’s
...what Virtue 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...Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings .... [n. 366-78] ("A Mask Presented at Ludlow-Castle, 1634," in Paradise Regain'd. A Poem in Four Books....
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T. R. Malthus: The Unpublished Papers in the Collection of Kanto Gakuen ...

T. R. Malthus - 1997 - 140 pagina’s
...a different hand. * 'to' is ins. " 'agre' is del. ^ 'times' is del. and 'certain seasons' is ins. " '...Wisdom's self/ Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude. / Where with her best must Contemplation / She plumes her feathers. and lets grow her wings. / That in the various bustle...
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Spiritual Guides to Holistic Health and Happiness

Robert E. Valett - 2002 - 140 pagina’s
...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, Volume 4

Thomas A. Boylan, Tadhg Foley - 2003 - 456 pagina’s
...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:...her wings. That, in the various bustle of resort. Were all too ruffled and sometimes impaired. Again: suppose the fecundity of the earth to continue...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - 2003 - 1059 pagina’s
...a reed, like the "oaten pipe" of (PQ- I, i, 12, 9) Were in the flat Sea sunk. And Wisdom's self 375 Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude, Where with her...grow her wings That in the various bustle of resort Were all to-ruffl'd, and somtimes impair'd. 380 He that has light within his own clear breast May sit...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 pagina’s
...though 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 feathers, and lets grow her wings0 That in the various bustle of resort0 Were all to-ruffled, and sometimes impaired.0 380 He that...
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The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England

Douglas Trevor - 2004 - 252 pagina’s
...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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The Imperfect Friend: Emotion and Rhetoric in Sidney, Milton, and Their Contexts

Wendy Olmsted - 2008 - 293 pagina’s
...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,...grow 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...
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