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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 London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ... - Page 282
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Barbarous Dissonance and Images of Voice in Milton's Epics

Elizabeth Sauer, Professor of English Elizabeth Sauer - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 213 pages
...embodiment of the divine image (8.540-6). From another perspective, however, Eve appears perfect: yet when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems...own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best. (546-50) Adam is misled by the outward image of Eve, from which Eve...
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Who We are: Our Dignity as Human : a Neo-evangelical Theology

Paul King Jewett, Marguerite Shuster - Religion - 1996 - 487 pages
...Milton, often dismissed as a dour Puritan, puts a speech about Eve on Adam's lips that says it all. when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems...own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best; All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded: Wisdom in discourse...
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The Language of the Heart, 1600-1750

Robert A. Erickson - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 273 pages
...goddess, almost (though Adam does not say it) a rival to the divine power of the Father and the Son: when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems...own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best; All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, Wisdom in discourse...
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Eve and Adam: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Readings on Genesis and Gender

Kristen E. Kvam, Linda S. Schearing, Valarie H. Ziegler, Valarie Ziegler - Religion - 1999 - 515 pages
...most Excell; ... yet when I approach I !er loveliness, so absolute she seems And in her self compleat, so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say Seems wisest, vertuousest, discreetest. best; All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded (Mil, 540-52) Adam's...
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Answerable Essays on Paradise

Judith A. Stein - Epic poetry, English - 1999 - 166 pages
...Adam makes that association when he reveals to Raphael that Eve in her loveliness seems absolute and complete: so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, vertuousest, discreetest, best; All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, Wisdom in discourse...
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Handmaid to Divinity: Natural Philosophy, Poetry, and Gender in Seventeenth ...

Desiree Hellegers - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 218 pages
...own actions; in his judgment the "Wisdom" that she supplies surpasses all other forms of knowledge: Her loveliness, so absolute she seems And in herself...own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best, All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, Wisdom in discourse...
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Imperfect Sense: The Predicament of Milton's Irony

Victoria Alleyne Silver - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 409 pages
...pregnant with misunderstanding: when 1 approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems And in her self complete, so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, and discreetest, best; All higher wisdom in her presence falls Degraded, wisdom in discourse...
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The Earthly Paradise: The Garden of Eden from Antiquity to Modernity

F. Regina Psaki, Charles Hindley - Religion - 2002 - 388 pages
...of beauty's powerful glance," (VIII, 528-533) Eve's beauty is quite overwhelming for Adam: "...yet when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems...own, that what she wills to do or say Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best; All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, wisdom in discourse...
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Venus in Exile: The Rejection of Beauty in Twentieth-Century Art

Wendy Steiner - Art - 2002 - 280 pages
...nature bestowed on Eve Too much of Ornament, in outward show Elaborate, of inward less exact. . . . yet when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems...own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best; All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded.92 Milton, despite...
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Excess and the Mean in Early Modern English Literature

Joshua Scodel - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 367 pages
...he knows full well to be invalid — that Eve has no need of and is therefore superior to him: ... so absolute she seems And in herself complete, so...own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best. (8.547-550) Adam's oscillation between regarding Eve as excessive and...
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