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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Contemplation
 
  The act of contemplation then creates the thing contemplated.
        Isaac D’Israeli—Literary Character. Ch. XII.
  1
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.
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          In discourse more sweet,
(For Eloquence the Soul, Song charms the sense,)
Others apart sat on a hill retir’d,
In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high
Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will and Fate,
Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute;
And found no end, in wand’ring mazes lost.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. II. L. 555.
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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.
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  Contemplation makes a rare turkey-cock of him: how he jets under his advanced plumes.
        Twelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 35.
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