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" That not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle,; but to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom... "
Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books - Page 83
by John Milton - 1750
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 50

1837 - 604 pages
...mentally illuminated Milton written : — " Not to know at large of things remote From use and subtle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life Is the prime wisdom." It should ever be borne in mind, that success in life is not regarded by the wise man as an...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

Classical poetry - 1822
...experience taught, she learn, That, not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle ; but, to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom. What is more, is fume, Or emptiness, or fond impertinence : And renders us, in things that...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 17

British poets - 1822 - 296 pages
...experience taught, she learn, That, not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle ; but, to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prune wisdom. What is more, is fume, Or emptiness, or fond impertinence : And renders us, in things...
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The Novice of Saint Dominick, Volume 4

Lady Morgan (Sydney) - Irish fiction - 1823
...feelings, and the disappointed emotions of a too-exquisite and unhappy sensibility. CBAF. XXXIV. " To know " That which before us lies in daily life " Is the prime wisdom." MILTON. " I've ta'en too little care of this." SHAKESPEARE. NEVER had the inclinations of...
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Oeuvres, Volume 14

Jacques Delille - English poetry - 1824 - 432 pages
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...experience taught, she learn, 190 That not to know at large of things remote, From u^e obscure and subtle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life. Is the prime wisdom ; what is more, is fume, Or emptiness, or fond impertinence, 195 And renders us in things that...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824 - 676 pages
...folly. Milton's Paradise Lost, b. 7. Not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom ; what is more, is fume, Or emptiness, or fond impertinence, And renders us in things that most...
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The Philomathic journal, Volume 1

Philomathic institution - 1824 - 526 pages
...with the business oflife. " " For not to know at large of things remote From use obscure and subtle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life Is the prime wisdom." If it be desirable to encourage men to cultivate their minds, and to open to them the fountains...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16

Francis Bacon - 1834 - 784 pages
...soft with the smooth air along, Solicit not thy thoughts with matters hid, Leave them to God above. but to know That which before us lies in daily life Is the prime wisdom, what is more is fume, Or emptiness, or fond impertinence. Joy thou In what he gives to thee,...
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Gaieties and Gravities: A Series of Essays, Comic Tales, and ..., Volume 2

Horace Smith - 1825 - 348 pages
...Mutton." WHAT LIFE TO CHOOSE. " Not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle; but to know ^ That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom." Paradise >Ij,nt. " WHEN I look round upon the material world," says a Pagan writer, " and...
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