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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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Who We are: Our Dignity as Human : a Neo-evangelical Theology

Paul King Jewett - 1996 - 487 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' nanced, and like Folly shows: Authority and Reason on her wait, As one intended first, not...
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The Language of the Heart, 1600-1750

Robert A. Erickson - 1997 - 273 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'nanced, and like folly shows; Authority and Reason on her wait, As one intended first, not...
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Against Coercion: Games Poets Play

Eleanor Cook - 1998 - 318 pages
...hierarchy must be kept (549-56): 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; Authority and Reason on her wait, As one intended first, not...
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Medusa's Mirrors: Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and the Metamorphosis of the ...

Julia M. Walker - 1998 - 236 pages
...case begins to draw to her in an ever-increasing flow all of the power of Adam's created world, until 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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Eve and Adam: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Readings on Genesis and Gender

Kristen E. Kvam, Linda S. Schearing, Valarie H. Ziegler, Valarie H Ziegler - 1999 - 515 pages
...know I ler own, that what she wills to do or say. Seems wisest, vertuousest, discreetest, best; 550 All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, Wisdom in discourse with her Looses discount'nanc't, and like folly shewes; Authoritie and Reason on her waite, Occasionally; and...
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The Enlightenment

David Williams, Senior Lecturer in Physics David Williams, BSC (Hons) PhD - 1999 - 529 pages
...nature of things 342 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! In the middle rank of life, to continue the comparison, men,...
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Answerable Essays on Paradise

Judith A. Stein - 1999 - 166 pages
...so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, vertuousest, discreetest, best; All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, Wisdom in discourse with her Looses discount'nanc't, and like folly shewes; Authoritie and Reason on her wake, As one intended first,...
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Living Texts: Interpreting Milton

Kristin A. Pruitt, Charles W. Durham - 2000 - 312 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. (546-53) As virtually every commentator on the poem has pointed...
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Handmaid to Divinity: Natural Philosophy, Poetry, and Gender in Seventeenth ...

Desiree Hellegers - 2000 - 218 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 discount'nanc't, and like folly shows; Authority and Reason on her wait. (54754) Adam's elevation...
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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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