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" O'er other creatures. Yet when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems And in herself complete, so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best. All higher knowledge in her presence falls... "
The British Essayists: With Prefaces, Biographical, Historical and Critical - Page 99
edited by - 1823
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The British Essayists;: Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...so well to know Her own, that what she wills, or do, or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best. All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, wisdom in discourse with her Loses disconntenanc'd, and like folly shews, Authority and reason on her wait As one intended first, not...
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Paradise Lost, and the Fragment of a Commentary upon it by William Cowper

William Hayley - 1810
...so well to know I Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best: All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded;...discountenanc'd, and like Folly shows; Authority and Reason on'her wait, As one intended first, not after made Occasionally; and, to consummate all, Greatness...
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The life of Milton, and Conjectures on the Origin of Paradise Lost, by ...

William Hayley - 1810
...that the poet could have entertained a Turkish contempt of females, who has thus delineated woman : All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded...discourse with her, Loses discountenanc'd, and like folly shews ; Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not after made Occasionally ; and...
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The British Essayists; with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical,: The ...

1810
...so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, disereeteat, best; All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded : wisdom in discourse with her looses, discountenanc'd, and like folly shows: Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first,...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 6

Joseph Addison - 1811
...loveliness, so absolute she seems, And in herself complete ; so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetcst,...falls Degraded, wisdom in discourse with her Loses, discountenanced, and like folly shews ; Authority and reason on her wait If there is such a native...
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The Works of the Right Honorable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1811
...so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best : All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, wisdom in discourse with her Loses, discountenanced, and like folly shows ; Authority and reason on her wait If there is such a native...
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The British review and London critical journal

1811
...So well to know Her own, that what she wills; to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best. All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded. Wisdom in discourse with her Loses, discount'nanced, and like folly shews ; Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not...
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A discourse on ancient and modern learning. The drummer; or, The haunted ...

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best : All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, wisdom in discourse with her Ix>ses, discountenanced, and like folly shews; Authority and reason on her wait If there is such a...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With the Life of the Author, Volume 1

John Milton - 1813 - 565 pages
...higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded ; wisdom in diseoune with ber Ixwes discount'nanc'd, and like folly shows , Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not after made 5$3 Occasionally; and, to consummate all, Greatness of mind and nobleness their seat Build in her loveliest,...
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Anselmo; or, The day of trial, Volumes 1-2

Mary Hill (novelist.) - 1813
...so well to know Her own, thtit what shc wills to ilo or vay Seems wisest, virtuousest, djscreetest, best ; All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded ; wisdom, in discourse with her, Loses, discountenanced, and like folly shews ; Authority and reason on her wait As one intended first, not...
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