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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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Morality and Politics: Volume 21, Part 1

Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jr, Jeffrey Paul - Philosophy - 2004 - 354 pages
...man. In Paradise Lost, John Milton (1608-74) converted this bias against women into beautiful poetry: For contemplation he and valour formed, For softness...sweet attractive Grace, He for God only, she for God in him.24 Not only women suffer in the interpretation of Genesis. The narratives of Genesis are replete...
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Romantic Readers: The Evidence of Marginalia

H. J. Jackson - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 384 pages
...men ; though both Not equal, as their sex not equal seem'd ; For contemplation he and valour t'oim'd, For softness she, and sweet attractive grace ; He for God only, she for God in him. His fair l:ir£.ejront and eye sublime declare'-!— Absolute rule ; and hyacmthine locks lîoiind rioni his...
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Paradise Lost (Kastan Edition)

John Milton, David Scott Kastan - Poetry - 496 pages
...distinguished: "though both / Not equal, as their sex not equal seemed: / For contemplation he and valor formed, / For softness she and sweet attractive grace; / He for God only, she for God in him" (4.295-99). One might hear the reiterated "seemed" as evidence that this may not be intended...
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Thoughts on Man, His Nature, Productions and Discoveries

William Godwin - Philosophy - 2006 - 644 pages
...inequality of the sexes. Let us attend to it as it stands in Milton: For contemplation he and velour formed For softness she and sweet attractive grace; He for God only, she for God in him. Thus it is painted to us as having been in Paradise; and with similar inequality have the sexes...
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Infamous Eve: A History

May Sinclair - Religion - 2007 - 356 pages
...is impressed by their divine looks, beauty, and joyousness. "For contemplation he and valor form'd, For softness she and sweet attractive grace, He for...for God in him. His fair large front and eye sublime declar'd Absolutely rule; . . . Her unadorned golden tresses wore Dishevell'd, but in wanton ringlets...
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A Simple Story

Elizabeth Inchbald - Fiction - 2007 - 442 pages
...only attain a knowledge of evil. i Compare to John Milton's description of Eve in Paradise Lost (IV): "For softness she and sweet attractive grace; / He for God only, she for God in him" (lines 298-99). 2 Compare to Francis Bacon's essay, "Of Atheism" (i60i): "They that deny a...
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