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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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Englische Studien, Volume 25

1898
...To wholesome Solitude, the nurse of sense: Where Contemplation prunes her ruffled wings. Comus 375- And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet, retired Solitude; Where with her liest nurse Contemplation, She plumes her feathers and lets grow her wings That in the various bustle...
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Poetical Works: Volume 2. Paradise Regain'd; Samson Agonistes; Poems Upon ...

John Milton - 2000 - 392 pagina’s
...would By her own radiant light, though Sun and Moon Were in the flat Sea sunk. And Wisdoms self 375 Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude, Where with her...feathers, and lets grow her wings That in the various bussle of resort Were all to ruffl'd, and somtimes impairM. 380 He that has light within his own cleer...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...into misbecoming plight. 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...her 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...
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Notes and Queries

1871
...lines from Milton's Cornus, ail-to is evidently used as an adverb : — •• Where with her beat nurse. Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and...grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Wore ail-to ruffled, and sometimes impaired." On this passage Warton has the following note : — "...
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A Milton Encyclopedia, Volume 8

William Bridges Hunter (Jr.) - 1978 - 205 pagina’s
...active life. He frequently contrasts quiet contemplation with the bustle of activity : And Wisdoms self Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude Where with...grow 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...
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Callisto Myth from Ovid to Atwood: Initiation and Rape in Literature

Kathleen Wall - 1988 - 240 pagina’s
...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...grow her wings That in the various bustle of resort Were all to ruffl'd, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own cleer brest May sit i'th...
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Figures in a Renaissance Context

C. A. Patrides - 1989 - 346 pagina’s
...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 pagina’s
...into misbecoming plight. 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...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 pagina’s
...him with great confidence : 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...grow 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...
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Arenas of Conflict: Milton and the Unfettered Mind

Kristin Pruitt McColgan, Charles W. Durham - 1997 - 290 pagina’s
...debate: Third Proposition 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...grow her 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...
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