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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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He Came Down from Heaven and the Forgiveness of Sins

Charles Williams - 2005 - 204 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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Outlines of Romantic Theology

Charles Williams - 2005 - 128 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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Let Her Speak for Herself: Nineteenth-century Women Writing on the Women of ...

Marion Ann Taylor, Heather E. Weir - 2006 - 495 pages
...says of her to the angel Raphael: "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 34 The author of this couplet is unknown to us. Loses discountenanced, and like folly shows; Authority...
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Milton and the Jews

Douglas A. Brooks - 2008
...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. (8.546-553) The alarm expressed by Raphael in the wake of such an admission makes...
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