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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 poetical works of John Milton, with a memoir by J. Montgomery, Volume 1

John Milton - 1843 - 444 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 prime wisdom : what is more, is fume, Or emptiness, or fond impertinence ; And renders us, in things that...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...experience Inught, she learn, That not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle ; press'd watch return'da silver sound. Belinda still her downy pil wisdom : what is more, is fume, Or emptiness, or fond impertinence : And renders us, in tilings that...
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Hints towards the formation of character, by a plain-spoken Englishwoman

Hints - 1843 - 344 pages
...domestic economy being, in all its ramifications, of great importance in this worky-day world of ours. " To know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom." That such wisdom was much more common among English women of the olden time than at present,...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 14

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literature - 1843 - 676 pages
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The Christian Examiner and General Review

Francis Jenks, James Walker, Francis William Pitt Greenwood, William Ware - Liberalism (Religion) - 1843 - 420 pages
...something that will inculcate true virtue, and commend it as the better part to be chosen and cherished. "To know That which before us lies in daily life Is the prime wisdom." Not to be left • "in things that most concern Unpractised, unprepared, and still to seek,"...
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The American Elocutionist: Comprising "Lessons in Enunciation', "Exercises ...

William Russell - Elocution - 1844 - 428 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 be ever borne in mind, that success in life is not regarded by the wise man as an...
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Knight's Penny Magazine, Volume 13

1844 - 520 pages
...more distant counties have caused it to be unfairly neglected. Tourists seldom keep in mind that — " To know that which before us lies in daily life Is the prime wisdom ;" but value scenery as some folks value old china, for its being unattainable near home. Scenes...
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British and Foreign Medical Review: Or Quarterly Journal of ..., Volume 17

Medicine - 1844 - 602 pages
...have been guided quite as much, in the composition of hig discourse, by the saw of a British sage : " 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 Youth's Book of Nature, Or The Four Seasons Illustrated: Being Familiar ...

Bourne Hall Draper - 1844 - 500 pages
...criminal, but also very miserable. Besides the common duties of our station — • • • • " and to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom" — in the discharge of which we should be exemplary and diligent; every one should have some...
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