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" And may at last my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mossy cell, Where I may sit and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew, Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic... "
Discoveries in hieroglyphics, and other antiquities, in progress to which ... - Page 257
by Robert Deverell - 1813
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Pastoral Palimpsests: Essays in the Reception of Theocritus and Virgil

Michael Paschalis - Comparative literature - 2007 - 216 pages
...Find out the peacefull hermitage The Hairy Gown and Mossy Cell Where I may sit and rightly spell 1 70 Of every Star that Heav'n doth shew, And every Herb...that sips the dew; Till old experience do attain To somthing like Prophetic strain. These pleasures Melancholy give And I with thee will choose to live....
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Poetry and Ecology in the Age of Milton and Marvell

Diane Kelsey McColley - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 252 pages
...contemplates, seeking a hermitage Where I may sit and rightly spell, Of every star that heav'n doth show, And every herb that sips the dew; Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain. "Rightly spell" may suggest a wary attachment to hermetic natural magic and an interest in the new...
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