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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 Spectator [by J. Addison and others] with sketches of the ..., Volumes 7-8

Spectator The - 1853
...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'nanc'd, and like folly shows; Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp ..., Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1853
...so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do, or say, Seems wisest, virtnousest, discreeteet, 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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Paradise Lost: A Poem,in Twelve Books; with a Memoir of the Author; Illus ...

John Milton - 1853 - 400 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, discountenanced, and like folly shows : Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not...
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Moral Heroism; Or, The Trials and Triumphs of the Great and Good

Clara Lucas Balfour - 1853 - 368 pages
..." All higher knowledge in her presence fails ; Wisdom in discourse with her, loses discountenanced, And like folly shows. Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first. And to crown all, greatness of mind and nobleness, Their seat in her build loveliest, and create An...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - 1986 - 356 pages
...vertuousest, discreetest, best; (Adam's confusion here seems to have produced Milton's worst line!) All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, Wisdom in discourse with her Looses discount'nanc't, and like folly shewes; Authoride and Reason on her waite, As one intended first,...
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Traditions and Innovations: Essays on British Literature of the Middle Ages ...

David G. Allen, Robert A. White - 1990 - 271 pages
...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...to consummate all. Greatness of mind and nobleness thir seat Build in her loveliest, and create an awe About her, as a guard Angelic plac't. (8.529-30,...
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Epic and Empire: Politics and Generic Form from Virgil to Milton

David Quint, Professor David Quint, James Chandler, Lionel Gossman - 1993 - 433 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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Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Men and a Vindication of the ...

Mary Wollstonecraft, Hints ... - 1995 - 349 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.' 18 And all this is built on her loveliness! In the middle rank of life, to continue the comparison,...
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Paradise Lost (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Corinna Siebert Ruth - 2015 - 186 pages
...completely enchanted him. 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. Raphael rebukes Adam for exalting Eve above her position in...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - 1996 - 1539 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 discountenanced, and like folly shows; Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not...
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