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 for To leave one to himself
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Himself \Him*self"\, pron.
     1. An emphasized form of the third person masculine pronoun;
        -- used as a subject usually with he; as, he himself will
        bear the blame; used alone in the predicate, either in the
        nominative or objective case; as, it is himself who saved
        himself.
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              But he himself returned from the quarries. --Judges
                                                    iii. 19.
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              David hid himself in the field.       --1 Sam. xx.
                                                    24.
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              The Lord himself shall give you a sign. --Is. vii.
                                                    14.
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              Who gave himself for us, that he might . . . purify
              unto himself a peculiar people.       --Titus ii.
                                                    14.
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              With shame remembers, while himself was one
              Of the same herd, himself the same had done.
                                                    --Denham.
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     Note: Himself was formerly used instead of itself. See Note
           under Him.
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                 It comprehendeth in himself all good. --Chaucer.
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     2. One's true or real character; one's natural temper and
        disposition; the state of being in one's right or sane
        mind (after unconsciousness, passion, delirium, or
        abasement); as, the man has come to himself.
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     By himself, alone; unaccompanied; apart; sequestered; as,
        he sits or studies by himself.
  
     To leave one to himself, to withdraw from him; to let him
        take his own course. Himselve
        Himself

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