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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... "
Oeuvres completes - Page 144
by François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand - 1837
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Oration on American Education: Delivered Before the Western Literary ...

Thomas Smith Grimké - Education - 1835 - 52 pages
...education. And I fear it will continue to hav but little " Till warn'd or by experience taught, she learns, That not .to know at large of things remote From use,...before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom : Par. Lost, B. 8, v. 190. But the advocates of the classics will then say—What tho' we grant your...
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The Works of Hannah More, Volume 2

Hannah More - Christianity - 1835 - 604 pages
...SEARCH OF A WIFE. COMPREHENDING OBSERVATIONS ON DOMESTIC HABITS AND MANNERS, RELIGION AND MORALS. For not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, hut lo know Thai which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom. — Milton. PREFACE. WHEN...
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The Students' Cabinet Library of Useful Tracts, Volume 2

1836 - 378 pages
...mind was taught by long experience to check his roving fancy, and at last to learn, That, not to know of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, but...before us lies, in daily life Is the prime wisdom.* There, too, are those languages dead and living, which, whilst they give ready access to the knowledge...
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The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins

English poetry - 1836 - 558 pages
...notions vain. But apt the mind or fancy is to rove Unchecked, and of her roving is no end; Till warned, or by experience taught, she learn, That not to know...large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, hut, to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom: what is, more, is fume,...
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The Law Magazine, Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence

Law - 1837 - 494 pages
...every addition or repair, yet ultimately the people have found that for the purposes of legislation, " Not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure...before us lies in daily life Is the prime wisdom." Neither have the improvements in our institutions resulted from a recurrence to the original forms...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 3

College students' writings, American - 1838 - 426 pages
...Sparkled with joy, hath lost its light — For ever set, in rayless, joyless night. SW THE YALENSIAN. " Not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure...before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom." Milton. I HAVE often been struck while sauntering along the college yard, with the many peculiarities...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 3

College students' writings, American - 1838 - 450 pages
...Sparkled with joy, hath lost its light — For ever set, in rayless, joyless night. SW THE YALENSIAN. " Not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, but to know That whirh before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom." Milton. I HAVE often been struck while sauntering...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes and a Life of the Author, Volume 1

John Milton - 1838 - 518 pages
...Seek them with wand'ring thoughts, and notions vain. But apt the mind or fancy is to rove Uncheck'd, and of her roving is no end ; Till warn'd, or by experience taught, she learn, 190 That not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, but to know That which...
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The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette, Volume 28

Industrial arts - 1838 - 520 pages
...VíK i MECHANICS' MAGAZINE, MUSEUM, AND GAZETTE, OCTOBER 7th, 1837— MARCKSl'st, 1838. VOL. XXVIII. " To know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom." — MII.TON. LONDON: PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETOR, BY WA ROBERTSON, MECHANICS' MAGAZINE OFFICE, PBTERBOROUGH-COOBT....
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Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ..., Volume 28

Perry Fairfax Nursey - Industrial arts - 1838 - 506 pages
...MECHANICS' MAGAZINE, MUSEUM, П:Г1 AND GAZETTE, OCTOBER 7th, 1837— MARCH 31st, 1838. VOL. XXVIII. • " To know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom." — MILTON. LONDON: PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETOR, BY WA ROBERTSON, MECHANICS' MAGAZINE OFFICE, PETERBOROUGH-COURT....
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