The solitary side of our nature demands leisure for reflection upon subjects on which the dash and whirl of daily business, so long as its clouds rise thick about us, forbid the intellect to fasten itself. FroudeShort Studies on Great Subjects. Sea Studies.
For take thy ballaunce if thou be so wise, And weigh the winde that under heaven doth blow; Or weigh the light that in the east doth rise; Or weigh the thought that from mans mind doth flow. SpenserFaerie Queene. Bk. V. Canto II. St. 43.