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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 character of woman, in a lecture

Richard Cobbold - 1848 - 80 pages
...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 shews. Authority and reason on her wait, As one created first, not...
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The Sibyl: Or, New Oracles from the Poets

Caroline Howard Gilman - 1848 - 313 pages
...Miss BARRETT. 43. She is beautiful as young, And add to that, learned too. KNOWLES Love Chase. 44. 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. MILTON Paradise Lost....
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Paradise Lost: In Twelve Parts

John Milton - 1849 - 582 pages
...to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say Seems wisest, virtuousost, discreetest, best : 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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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books

John Milton - 1849 - 283 pages
...her presence falls Loses discount'nanc'd, and like folly shows, Degraded, wisdom m discourse with her Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not after made 555 Greatness of mind and nobleness their seat Occasionally ; and, to consummate all, Build in her...
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The Guardian, Volumes 32-33

1881
...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 discountenanced, and like folly shows. Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not...
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The Paradise Lost

John Milton - 1850 - 542 pages
...Virtunusest, discmtat : These terms are more expressive than the ordinary forms of the superlative degree Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not after made 555 Occasionally ; and to consummate all, Greatness of Mind and Nobleness their seat Build in her,...
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Paradise Lost

John Milton - 1851 - 415 pages
...falls Degraded ; wisdom in diseourse with her Loses diseountenaneed, and like folly shows ; Anthority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not after made Oeeasionally; and, to eonsummate all, S15 530 553 ' The eMniny star On hit kill top. The evening star...
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Compitum: Or, The Meeting of the Ways at the Catholic Church, Volume 6

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1852
...compleat, so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discretest, best : All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, wisdom in discourse with her Loses d'scount'nanc'd, and like folly shows." Nevertheless, Catholicity, which denies the possibility of...
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Paradiso perduto di Milton

John Milton - 1852
...so well to know Her own , that what she wills to do or say Seems wisest, virtuousest, disereetest, 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 POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON VOL. II

JOHN MITFORD - 1853
...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,...and like folly shows: Authority and reason on her w r ait, As one intended first, not after made 555 Occasionally; and, to consummate all, Greatness...
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