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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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The Finishers' friendly circular

1851
...way. Such use — or, rather, abuse — of speech, reminds us of Milton's description of he, whose " Tongue Drop't manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason." Several opponents, and Mr. Dunning amongst the number, said that as no notice had been taken of the...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1852
...in act more graceful and humane : A fairer person lost not Heaven ; he seem'd For dignity compos'd, see, My Muse bade, Bedford write, and that was she....SONG Kiss me, sweet: the wary lover Can your favors appeat The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest counsels'; for his thoughts were low To vice...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 519 pages
...side up rose 105 Belial, in act more graceful and humane ; A fairer person lost not Heaven ; 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 no The better reason, for his thoughts were low : To...
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Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity: Delivered at the University of ...

William Henry Ruffner - Apologetics - 1852 - 606 pages
...description, some of whose features, at least, we may apply to our distinguished author: — " 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 better reason to perplex and clash Maturest counsel....
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The poetical works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton, James Montgomery - 1852
...On the other side up rose Belial, in act more graceful and humane; A fairer person lost not heaven; he seem'd For dignity composed, and high exploit: But all was false and hollow 5 though his tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and...
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The Clifford Family: Or, A Tale of the Old Dominion

Martha Featon Hunter - Virginia - 1852 - 430 pages
...better than Lord Fitz-Ciare, how to apply an extinguisher to these glimmering and uncertain lights. " His tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason." His cool sarcasm, joined to the ingenious sophistry of an almost irresistible eloquence, made him the...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON

REV. JOHN MITFORD. - 1853
...act more graceful and humane ; A fairer person lost not heaven ; he seem'd no For dignity compos'd and high exploit : But all was false and hollow ; though his tongue Dropp'd manna/and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest counsels...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: A New Edition Carefully Revised from the ...

John Milton, Thomas Newton - 1855 - 570 pages
...24. Mark xiv. 21. A fairer person lost not Heaven; he seemed Belial, in act more graceful and humane; For dignity composed and high exploit: But all was false and hollow; though his tongue Dropped manna, 1 and could make the worse appear 9 The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest...
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The poetical works of John Milton

John Milton - 1855 - 748 pages
...side up rose Belial, in act more graceful and humane : A fairer person lost not heaven ; he seem'd ll0 For dignity composed and high exploit : But all was false and hollow ; though his tongue Dropp'd manna, and could make the worse appear1 The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest counsels...
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A sketch of the life and times of John De Witt, grand pensionary of Holland ...

Robert Gibbes Barnwell - Annuities - 1856 - 108 pages
...Satan.) Shaftesbury was considered their head and front : " A fairer spirit lost not heaven ; he seemed For dignity composed and high exploit : But all was false and hollow ; tho' his tongue Dropped manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and...
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