Solitude and self-recollection are good for the soul if it would possess itself in peace.
Then he seemed to recover some degree of self-control and self-recollection.
Lost in self-recollection, it was only by the jerk of the horses in stopping before the mansion, that Louis knew he was arrived.
There he sat in a cross-legged position, during seven days, enjoying the sweetness of self-recollection.
Habit sometimes brought the phrases of the cricket-field, but these generally ended in a shudder of self-recollection and prayer.
Christianity leads us back from dispersion to concentration, from worldliness to self-recollection.
Then for the first time she gave one long sob of self-recollection, and pushed the button.
1590s, "a gathering together again," from French récollection (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin recollectionem (nominative recollectio), noun of action from past participle stem of recolligere (see recollect). Meaning "act of recalling to memory" is from 1680s; a thing or scene so recalled, from 1781.