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    take counsel of oneself?

    Dante did not take counsel of himself and say" Go to, let us describe the traitors frozen up to their necks in a dismal lake, for that will be most terrible"
    1) What does go to mean here?
    2) what does take counsel of oneself mean here?

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    Re: take counsel of oneself?

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Dante did not take counsel of himself and say" Go to, let us describe the traitors frozen up to their necks in a dismal lake, for that will be most terrible"
    1) What does go to mean here? -->
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    archaic -- used interjectionally as an exhortation <and they said one to another, go to, let us make brick -- Gen 11:3 (Authorized Version)>
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    unabridged.merriam-webster)

    2) what does take counsel of oneself mean here? --> Generally translated as 'deliberate' (verb).
    (gmu.edu/courses/phil/ancient/arvoc.htm)



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    Re: take counsel of oneself?

    "take counsel of oneself" = consider what you are going to do.

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