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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... "
The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors - Page 402
by Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 pages
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Paradise Lost: A Poem

John Milton - 1833 - 351 pages
...rove Uncheck'd, and of her roving is no end; Till warn'd, or by experience taught, she learn That, not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure...impertinence : And renders us, in things that most concern, Unpractis'd, unprepar'd, and still to seek. Therefore, from this high pitch let us descend A lower...
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The American Quarterly Observer, Volume 1

Bela Bates Edwards - Theology - 1833
...parlorlibrary and the school-boy's satchel. Such a work would he superlatively valuable at any time. For " To know That which before us lies in daily life, Is...things that most concern, Unpractised, unprepared, and still to seek." But especially is such a work needed at the present time, when questions, involving...
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The Right Moral Influence and Use of Liberal Studies: A Discourse Delivered ...

Gulian Crommelin Verplanck - Classical education - 1833 - 47 pages
...mind was taiight 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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Evening Exercises for the Closet: For Every Day in the Year

William Jay - Calendars - 1833
...'•^^¿^^^^Ш^^^^^ж^^^ (Jay) An* tf * • .c\ \ FOR THE CLOSET: FOR EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR. BY WILLIAM JAY. •• Not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure, and subtle, hut to know Tbat which before »a llea In dally life. le the prime wisdom. What Is more Is fume, Emptiness,...
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Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity

Charles Taylor - Philosophy - 1992 - 601 pages
...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 - History - 1987 - 713 pages
...essence of salvation. As that favorite poet of the Evangelicals, the Puritan John Milton wrote: For not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure...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 - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 256 pages
...about More's relationship to the poem. These begin with her choice of an epigraph from Book VIII. For not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure...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 that...
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History from South Africa: Alternative Visions and Practices

Joshua Brown, Patrick Manning, Karin A.. Shapiro - History - 1991 - 469 pages
...revisionist work, discussed below, cut its teeth on reviews of the Oxford History of South Africa. (iv) . . . but to know That which before us lies in daily life Is the prime Wisdom (Milton, Paradise Lost) Since the mid-1960s, a "historical whirlwind" has gusted through the academic...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - Poetry - 1994 - 486 pages
...experience taught, she learn 190 That not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subde, but to know That which before us lies in daily life,...things that most concern Unpractised, unprepared, and still to seek. Therefore from this high pitch let us descend A lower flight, and speak of things...
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Boston Cooking School Cook Book: A Reprint of the 1884 Classic

Mary Johnson Lincoln - Cooking - 1996 - 536 pages
...COOKING SCHOOL WHOSE ENTHUSlASM lN THElR WORK HAS MADE THE LABOR OP TEACHlNG A DELlGHT. " Not to knuw at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle,...but to know That which before us lies in daily life, 1s the prime wisdom." MlLTON. " To know what vou do know, and not to know what you do not know, is...
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