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" For contemplation he and valour formed, For softness she and sweet attractive grace; He for God only, she for God in him. "
The Spectator: no. 252-321; Dec. 19, 1711-Mar. 8, 1712 - Page 374
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Women's Studies Encyclopedia: G-P

Helen Tierney - Feminism - 1999 - 1607 pages
...subordinate position in his description of Adam and Eve in Book 4: "For contemplation he and valor formed, /For softness she and sweet attractive grace; /He for God only, she for God in him" (11.296-299). Eve herself articulates and generalizes that subservience: "God is thy Law, thou...
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Women's Studies Encyclopedia: G-P

Helen Tierney - Feminism - 1999 - 1607 pages
...subordinate position in his description of Adam and Eve in Book 4: "For contemplation he and valor formed, /For softness she and sweet attractive grace; /He for God only, she for God in him" (11.296-299). Eve herself articulates and generalizes that subservience: "God is thy Law, thou...
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Women's Studies Encyclopedia: G-P

Helen Tierney - Feminism - 1999 - 1607 pages
...subordinate position in his description of Adam and Eve in Book 4: "For contemplation he and valor formed, /For softness she and sweet attractive grace; /He for God only, she for God in him" (11.296-299). Eve herself articulates and generalizes that subservience: "God is thy Law, thou...
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Educating Women for Changing

Mueller - Women - 1999 - 302 pages
...reasons why they are so long in dying. As Milton expressed it: For contemplation he and valour form'd, For softness she, and sweet attractive grace; He for God only, she for God in him. 6 Long-range educational perspectives, however, must include not only the nature of the current...
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Under Western Eyes: India from Milton to Macaulay

Balachandra Rajan - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 267 pages
...In particular, it circulates obsessively around two lines delineating the difference between them: "For contemplation he and valour formed, / For softness she and sweet attractive grace." The Eastern Eve in Owenson's tableau is lovely, luxuriant, radiant in her luster, and attractive in...
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A Beginner's Guide to Critical Reading: An Anthology of Literary Texts

Richard Jacobs - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 481 pages
...freedom placed, 295 Whence true authority in men: though both Not equal, as their sex not equal seemed; For contemplation he and valour formed, For softness...sweet attractive grace; He for God only, she for God in him; 300 His fair large front and eye sublime declared Absolute rule; and hyacinthine locks Round...
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The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft

Claudia L. Johnson - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 284 pages
...syntax of compliance, sexual attractiveness, and subordination to Adam: For contemplation he and valor formed, For softness she and sweet attractive grace; He for God only, she for God in him. (PL 4-297-9) Aware that this formation has been so credited as to be routinely quoted in conduct...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...both0 Not equal, as their sex not equal seemed; For contemplation he and valour formed, For sofmess she and sweet attractive grace, He for God only, she...for God in him: His fair large front and eye sublime declared0 300 Absolute rule; and hyacinthine locks0 Round from his parted forelock manly hung Clustering,...
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Elizabethans

Patrick Collinson - History - 2003 - 265 pages
...Elizabeth Bowes, it appears to provide a perfect illustration for Milton's profoundly sexist lines: He for God only, she for God in him; His fair large front and eye sublime declared Absolute rule. In most of the transactions we have observed, the man stands between the woman and God, interprets,...
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The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England

Douglas Trevor - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 252 pages
...and hence uniquely vulnerable to Satan's machinations: "Not equal, as their sex not equal seemed; / For contemplation he and valour formed, / For softness...sweet attractive grace; / He for God only, she for God in him" (4.296-298). Eve's brief solitary experience before meeting her husband, when she stares dreamily...
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