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" For dignity composed and high exploit. But all was false and hollow — though his tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Matures! "
The Oriental herald and colonial review [ed. by J.S. Buckingham]. - Page 153
edited by - 1825
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Political Register and Impartial Review of New Books

1768
...heav'n ; he feem'd *' For dignity compos'd and high exploit : " But. all was FALSE- and HOLLOW ; tho' his tongue " Dropt Manna, and could make the WORSE appear *' The BETTER reafdn." , . - ... Milton, Bust 2, Line ioS, &c. Mr. Wilkes is determined to bring the affair of the...
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The Political Register, and Impartial Review of New Books, Volume 3

John Almon - 1768
...not hcav'n ; he feem'd " For dignity compos'd and high exploit: " But all was FALSE and HOLLOW ; tho' his tongue " Dropt Manna, and could make the WORSE appear " The BETTER reafon." Milton, Book 2, Line 108, &c. Mr. Wilkes is determined to bring the affair of the Alteration...
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A Complete Collection of the Genuine Papers, Letters, &c. in the ..., Volume 1

John Wilkes - Great Britain - 1769 - 261 pages
...heav'n ; he feem'd " For dignity compos'd and high exploit : " But ail was FALSE and HOLLOW ; tho' his tongue " Dropt Manna, and could make the WORSE appear *' The BETTER reafon." Milion, Book z. Line 1 08, &c. Mr. Wilkes is determined to bring the affair of the Alteration...
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The North Briton, XLVI: Numbers Complete, Volume 3

John Wilkes - Great Britain - 1772
...OTHER fide up rofe " BELIAL ; " A faire r perfon loft not heav'n ; he feem'd " For dignity compos'd and high exploit : " But all was FALSE and HOLLOW...though " his tongue " Dropt Manna, and could make the worfc " appear " The BETTER reafon." MILTON, book II. line io€, &c. Mr. Wilkes is determined to bring...
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Paradise lost, a poem. With the life of the author [by E. Fenton].

John Milton, Elijah Fenton - 1800
...Belial, in act more graceful and humanei A fairer person lost not heav'n; he seem'd For dignity compos'd, and high exploit? But all was false and hollow ; though...tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The hetter reason, to perpler and dash Maturest counselsi for his thoughts were low ; To vice industrious,...
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Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711

John Milton - History - 1801
...act more graceful and humane ; A fairer person lost not Heav'n ; he seem'd lie For dignity compos'd and high exploit : But all was false and hollow; though...worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Ivlaturest counsels : for his thoughts were low ; 115 To vice industrious, but to nobler deeds Timorous...
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Enfield's Guide to Elocution: Improved and Classically Divided Into Six ...

John Sabine - Elocution - 1810 - 295 pages
...in act more graceful and humane : A fairer person lost not heaven ; he seem'd For dignity compos'd and high exploit ; But all was false and hollow; though...worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Matured counsels, for his thoughts were low : To vice industrious, but to nobler deeds Tim'imis and...
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Essays on various subjects, principally designed for young ladies

Hannah More - 1810
...he seem'd For dignity compos'd, and high exploit : . :. " Bat all was false and hollow ; though bis tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Matnrest counsels : for his thoughts were low ; To vice industrious, but to nobler deeds Timorous and...
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The History of Clarissa Harlowe: In a Series of Letters, Volume 3

Samuel Richardson - English fiction - 1811
...Upon the whole of his behaviour and conversation, he put me in mind of that character in Milton :— His tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dr-li Maturest counsels . for his thoughts were low ; To vice industrious : but to nobler deeds Tim'rous...
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Hypocrisy: A Satire, in Three Books. Book the First

Charles Caleb Colton - 1812 - 296 pages
...his promises, and pledges as a man, and a minister, they had placed too firm a reliance. "He seemed For dignity composed, and high exploit, But all was false and hollow ; though his tongue Dropped Manna, and could .make the worse appear The letter reason." Who bid poor Britain, of each friend...
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