Webster 1913 Edition
An emphasized form of the third person feminine pronoun; – used as a subject with she;
as, she; also used alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case;
herselfwill bear the blame
as, it is
herself; she blames
Her own proper, true, or real character; hence, her right, or sane, mind;
as, the woman was deranged, but she is now
herselfagain; she has come to
alone; apart; unaccompanied.
Webster 1828 Edition
HERSELF', pron. [her and self.] This denotes a female,the subject of discourse before mentioned, and is either in the nominative or objective case. In the nominative it usually follows she, and is added for the sake of emphasis, or emphatical distinction; as, she herself will bear the blame.
The daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself. Ex.2.
1.Having the command of herself; mistress of her rational powers, judgment or temper. The woman was deranged, but she is now herself again. She has come to herself.
2.In her true character; as, the woman acts like herself.