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" 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... "
The Poetical Works of John Milton ... - Page 44
by John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1776
...less His image who marie both, and less expressing The character of th .t dominion given O'erother creatures; yet when I approach Her loveliness, so...own, that what she wills to do or say Seems wisest, virtucusest, diicreeteot, best; 550 All higher knowledge in her presence fjls Degraded, Wisdom in discourse...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ...

John Milton - 1795
...her resembling less His image who made both, and less expressing The charafter of that dominion given O'er other creatures ; yet when I approach Her loveliness,...own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuosest, discreetest, best; 550 Ail higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, wisdom in discourse...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...her resembling less His image who made both, and less expressing The character of that dominion giv'n O'er other creatures ; yet, when I approach Her loveliness,...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,...
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Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711

John Milton - 1801
...resembling less His image who made both, and less expressing The character of that dominion given 5V O'er other creatures; yet when I approach Her loveliness,...say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best ; J50 All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, wisdom in discourse with her Loses discount'nanc'd,...
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The British Essayists: The Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1802
...at least on her bestowrd Too much of ornament, in outward sbow Elaborate, of inward less exact. • .When I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems,...she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discretest, best ; All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded : wisdom in discourse with her...
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The Friend of Women

Pierre-Joseph Boudier de Villemert - Women - 1803 - 196 pages
...same duties, and candidate for the same happiness. Mark how woman is described by a Christian poet: When I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems,...she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetestr best I Neither her outside, form'd so fair, nor aught So much delights me as those graceful...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 4

Joseph Addison - 1804
...who, though he asserts his superiority of reason in his debates with the mother of mankind, adds, - Yet when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she...say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best: All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, wisdom in discourse with her Loses, discountenanced,...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804
...enough ; at least on her bestow'd Too much of ornament, in outward shew Elaborate, of inward less exact. When I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems,...say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best; All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded : Wisdom in discourse with her Loses discountenanc'd,...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1804
...pre-eminence, as being first in the creation and internal faculties, breaks out into the following rapture : Yet when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she...she wills to do, or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discrectest, best. All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded. Wisdom, in discourse with her....
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The British review and London critical journal, Volume 1

1811
...desires by which our sex is debased. It is thus that Adam describes the sanctity of our first parent : " Yet when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she...say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best. All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded. Wisdom in discourse with her Loses, discount'nanced,...
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