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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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Beyond the First Amendment: The Politics of Free Speech and Pluralism

Samuel P. Nelson - History - 2005 - 226 pages
...competition between ideas.'7 He also employs military images in describing this competitive process: "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." He later describes these trials as "Wars of Truth."'8 Truth...
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John Milton's Paradise Lost: A Sourcebook

Margaret Kean - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 173 pages
...true wayfaring Christian. 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.2 Assuredly we bring not innocence into...
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Argumentation in Practice

Frans H. Van Eemeren, Peter Houtlosser - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 368 pages
...true wayfaring Christian. 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 the immortall garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.... [T]hat which purifies us is triall,...
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Style: Essays on Renaissance and Restoration Literature and Culture in ...

Harriett Hawkins - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 296 pages
...press against censorship, he tells us why it is so important for vice to be portrayed in all its power: "I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed. .. . That virtue therefore which is but a youngling in the contemplation of evil, and knows not the utmost that...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye. Areopagitica (1644) 7 1 The atrocious crime of being a young man . . . I...may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces . . . that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary. Areopagitica (1644) 8 And...
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Versions of Censorship

John McCormick, Mairi MacInnes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 pages
...true wayfaring Christian. 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. Assuredly we bring not innocence into...
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"Like Parchment in the Fire": Literature and Radicalism in the English Civil War

Prasanta Chakravarty - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 212 pages
...complement to liberty: I cannot praise a fugitive and cloister'd virtue, unexercised & unbreath'd, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race, where that immortall garland is to run for, not without dust and heat. Assuredly we bring not innocence into the...
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The English Civil War: Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, and Witchfinders in ...

Diane Purkiss - History - 2009 - 680 pages
...praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue,' snorted Milton, glancing over his shoulder at monks and nuns, 'unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of that race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat. Assuredly we bring...
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Love's Pilgrimage: The Holy Journey in English Renaissance Literature

Grace Tiffany - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 217 pages
...sustained?" (9.335-36) — brings to mind Milton's defense of free choice in Areopagitica, where he rejects a "cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary."88 But the arguments' resemblance is superficial. Areopagitica' s whole proposal is in fact...
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The Reformation of American Quakerism, 1748-1783

Jack D. Marietta - History - 2007 - 376 pages
...Spirit within and of humanitarianism. By 1756, their pacifism was becoming, to use John Milton's words, a "fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and...unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary." Not until well into 1756 did tax collectors in Pennsylvania begin to demand payment and test the resolution...
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