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Seraphical

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Seráphical.
Seráphick.
adj. [seraphique, French; from seraph.] Angelick; angelical.

Love is curious of little things, desiring to be of angelical purity, of perfect innocence, and seraphical fervour. Taylor.

Seraphick arms and trophies. Milton.

'Tis to the world a secret yet,
Whether the nymph, to please her swain,
Talks in a high romantick strain;
Or whether he at last descends
To like with less seraphick ends.
Swift.

Sources: Milton, John (449) · Swift, Jonathan (306) · Taylor, Jeremy (57)

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