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" Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude ; Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within... "
A New Pocket Companion for Oxford: Or, Guide Through the University ... - Page 128
1787 - 152 pages
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem. In Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ...

John Milton - 1707 - 457 pages
...fee to do what Virtue would By her own radiant light, though Sun and Moon Were in the flat Sea funk. And Wifdom's felf Oft feeks to fweet retired Solitude,...wings, That in the various buftle of refort Were all to ruffl'd, and fometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breaft May fit i'th' Center,...
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The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq, Volume 2

Sir Richard Steele - 1728
...AndWifdom'sfelf :Oft feeks to fweet retired Solitude: -< 5 Where, with her btft Nurfe, Cvntetnplatim, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her Wings', That in the -various Buftle of Refirt ... 'JVtre all tot ruffled, and fometimes impaired: •He that has Lifht within his own clear...
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Paradise regain'd, a poem. To which is added Samson agonistes; and Poems ...

John Milton - 1747
...though Sun and Moon Were in the flat Sea funk i And Wifdom's fetf Oft feeks to fweet retired Solitude i Where with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wing*, That in the various buftle of refort Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. He that has...
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ...

John Milton - 1753 - 350 pages
...fun and moon YVere in the flat fea funk. And wifdom'sfelf 375 Oft feeks to fweet retired folitude, Where with her beft nurfe contemplation She plumes...lets grow her wings, That in the various buftle of reIbrt Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. 380 He that has light within his own cle,.r breaft...
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The lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Volume 2

Tatler - 1754
...radiant Light, the ' Sun and Moon Were in the flat Sea funk. And Wif.ionfi fi If Oft Jteks tu facet retired Solitude : Where, with her beft Nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes her Feathers, and lets gio'ui her Wings, That in the various Buftle of Rtfirt He that las Light within his own clear Srcaft,...
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Living Christianity Delineated in the Diaries and Letters of Two ... Persons ...

Hugh Bryan - 1760 - 171 pages
...Letters to feveral Friends. By Richard Pearftill. Vol. 2. Price bound 33. 6d. , Wifdom's felf Oft feek* to fweet retired Solitude, * Where, with her beft...Nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes her Feathers, and lets go her Wings ; That in the various Buftle of Mankind, We're all too ruffl'd, and fometimes impaired....
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Comp. from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 578 pages
...grown fo fhameful and To powerful, that ridicule was become as unfafe as it was ineffectual *.' This *' Where, with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, " She plumes...in the various buftle of refort, ** Were' all too rufH'd, atid fometimes impair'd.'f * That our author laboured with an honeft zeal to reform the corruption...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 578 pages
...fo fhameful and fo powerful, that ridicule was become as unlafe as it was ineffectual *. This •* Where, with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, " She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wing?, *' That in the various buftle of refort, *' Were all too ruffl'd, ahd fometlme's jmpair'd."...
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Essays and Dissertations on Various Subjects: Relating to Human ..., Volume 2

John Bethune - 1770
...lie confiders as of moll conl'eN 3 quence . And Wifdom'i fclf, Oft fecks to Aveet retired folitude, "Where, with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her «ing«, Which, in the various budle of refort, Were fometimes ruffled, and perhaps impaired. MILTON'S...
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The Tatler; Or, Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq; ...

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - 1709 - 8 pages
...though fun and moos Were in the flat fea funk. And Wifdom's felf Oft feeks to fweet retired folitude : Where, with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes...feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various buftje of refort Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd : He that has light within his own clear...
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