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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 - Página 65
por John Milton - 1750
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Knight's Penny Magazine, Volumen13

1844
...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 ..., Volumen17

1844
...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
...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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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - 1983 - 344 páginas
...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 most...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - 1986 - 356 páginas
...experience taught, she learn That not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and suttle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime Wisdom . . . [8.188-94] Adam is recognizing here the inherent, created tendency of the "Fancie" which...
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Remembering and Repeating: Biblical Creation in Paradise Lost

Regina M. Schwartz, Schwartz Regina M. - 1988 - 144 páginas
...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; (VIII. 188-94) This lesson in usefulness is what many have seized on as the definitive statement...
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The Moral Picturesque: Studies in Hawthorne's Fiction

Darrel Abel - 1988 - 324 páginas
...content with "useful" knowledge: Nut 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. (PL 8.191-94.) Pope, in the Essay on Man reduced the same idea to a platitude in pointing out...
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Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity

Charles Taylor - 1992 - 613 páginas
...ideas of modern culture, an idea which was given a terse formulation by the greatest of Puritan poets: To know That which before us lies in daily life Is the prime wisdom.45 But there were obviously other strands of Protestantism, such as the different Continental...
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A History of Private Life: From the Fires of Revolution to the Great War

Philippe Ariès, Michelle Perrot, Georges Duby - 1987 - 713 páginas
...Puritan John Milton wrote: 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.3 To know one's self and the state of one's soul was the "prime wisdom." The second major duty...
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Their Fathers' Daughters: Hannah More, Maria Edgeworth, and Patriarchal ...

Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace - 1991 - 256 páginas
...an epigraph from Book VIII. 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, (lines 191-194) Speaking here of the mind or fancy, Adam locates the local and domestic focus...
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