|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| The act of contemplation then creates the thing contemplated.|
Isaac DIsraeliLiterary Character. Ch. XII.
|But first and chiefest, with thee bring|
Him that yon soars on golden wing,
Guiding the fiery-wheeled throne,
The Cherub Contemplation.
MiltonIl Penseroso. L. 51.
| In discourse more sweet,|
(For Eloquence the Soul, Song charms the sense,)
Others apart sat on a hill retird,
In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high
Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will and Fate,
Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute;
And found no end, in wandring mazes lost.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. II. L. 555.
|When holy and devout religious men|
Are at their beads, tis hard to draw them thence;
So sweet is zealous contemplation.
Richard III. Act III. Sc. 7. L. 92.
| Contemplation makes a rare turkey-cock of him: how he jets under his advanced plumes.|
Twelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 35.