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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
  The act of contemplation then creates the thing contemplated.
        Isaac D’Israeli—Literary 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 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.
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.

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