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" I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat. "
Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors - Page 252
by Laconics, John Timbs - 1829
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George Eliot's Dialogue with John Milton

Anna K. Nardo - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 278 pages
...insisted that life was a process of soul-making in which "the true warfaring Christian" must enter the race "where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat" (Areop, 728). Thus, in portraying Maggie's attempt to conform to the monastic ideal of Thomas a Kempis,...
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How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West

Perez Zagorin - History - 2003 - 371 pages
...praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue," he wrote in a celebrated passage, "unexercis'd and unbreath'd, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where the immortal garland is to be won, not without dust and heat." What purifies individuals "is triall,...
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Incest and the English Novel, 1684-1814

Ellen Pollak - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 261 pages
...original impurity that John Milton posited as a human certainty when he protested in Areopagitica that "Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather."14 Like the eating of the apple of knowledge in Genesis or of the "little book" in Revelation,...
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On Trial: From Adam & Eve to O.J. Simpson

George Anastaplo - Law - 2004 - 499 pages
...and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true warfaring Christian. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue,...the world. we bring impurity much rather: that which puriftes us is trial, and trial is by that which is contrary. John Milton, Complete Poems and Major...
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The Adventures of Corker Larue

Renald Iacovelli - Fiction - 2004 - 468 pages
...holding a book in my nervously-shaking hands. My voice quavered a little too as I read out, "I can not praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised...garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat." I looked up to see that Miss Quill was smiling at me, and then I noticed that Charlie Schmidt, who...
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Printed Voices: The Renaissance Culture of Dialogue

Jean-François Vallée, Dorothea B. Heitsch - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 291 pages
...the persistence and hopeful purification of original sin through a related principle of contrariety: 'Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world,...bring impurity much rather: that which purifies us is triall, and triall is by what is contrary' (my emphasis) (2:515). Though very closely aligned, Milton's...
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Paradise Lost, 1668-1968: Three Centuries of Commentary

Prof Earl Miner, Earl Roy Miner, William Moeck, Steven Edward Jablonski - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 510 pages
...Areopagitica [CPW 2.5 15], "I cannot praise a fugitive and cloister'd vertue, unexercis'd & unbreath'd, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race, where that immortall garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat." [V] ^Areopagitica [CPW 2.527], in the...
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Popular Print Media, 1820-1900, Volume 3

Andrew King, John Plunkett - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 1691 pages
...and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue,...unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and seeks her adversary." Of course Milton is here referring to men and women, but his remarks are suggestive...
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The Force of Culture: Vincent Massey and Canadian Sovereignty

Karen A. Finlay - History - 2004 - 334 pages
...trained aesthetic conscience its opportunity and its appropriate task. In a famous passage Milton says: 'I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue...unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and seeks her adversary.' ... This was written, or course, in terms of a moral issue. If we apply it to...
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Feminist Literacies, 1968-75

Kathryn Thoms Flannery - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 254 pages
...and Sees Her Adversary The chapter title is a play on Milton's assertion from Areopagitica that he "cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised...garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat" (728). 1. For a helpful introduction to the idea of ethos as positionality or location, see Nedra Reynolds's...
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