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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
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The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne: Bearing Blindness

Catherine Maxwell, Professor of Victorian Literature Catherine Maxwell - 2001 - 279 pages
...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, As one intended first, not...
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The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft

Claudia L. Johnson - 2002 - 284 pages
...changes the nature of things "That what she wills to do or say Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best; All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded....like Folly, shows; Authority and Reason on her wait." And all this is built on her loveliness! (VRW 5:128-9; PL 8.549-54, her italics) 172 In a pattern of...
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The Earthly Paradise: The Garden of Eden from Antiquity to Modernity

F. Regina Psaki, Charles Hindley - 2002 - 388 pages
...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 Degraded, wisdom in discourse with her Loses discount'nanced, and like folly shows; Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 pages
...know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best;0 550 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, As one intended first, not...
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Threshold Poetics: Milton and Intersubjectivity

Susannah B. Mintz - 2003 - 259 pages
...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 Looses discountenanced, and like folly shows; Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first,...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - 2003 - 1059 pages
...to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discrcetest, best; 550 All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, Wisdom in discourse with her Loses discount'nanc't, and like folly shows; Authority and Reason on her wait, As one intended first, not...
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Paradise Lost (Hughes Edition)

John Milton, Merritt Yerkes Hughes - 2003 - 384 pages
...to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best; 550 All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, Wisdom in discourse with her 518. amorous Bird of Night: the 532. Adam finds himself superior to nightingale. Cf. V, 39-41, n. and...
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The Satanic Epic

Neil Forsyth - 2003 - 382 pages
...tells him this in loving dialogue (4.639). But Adam feels the risk, as he tries to explain to Raphael: All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, Wisdom in discourse with her Looses discount'nanc't, and like folly shewes. (PL 8.551-53) Raphael is unimpressed by Adam's argument,...
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Wayward Contracts: The Crisis of Political Obligation in England, 1640-1674

Victoria Kahn - 2009 - 392 pages
...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'nanc't, and like folly shows. (8.530-53) Adam experiences the force of passion as a personal...
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Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands, Volume 2

Harriet Beecher Stowe - 2005 - 440 pages
...higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded ; wisdom, in discourse with her. loses discountenanced, and like folly shows. Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not after matte OeeasionaEy ; and to consummate all, Greatness of mind, and nobleness, their seat Build in her,...
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