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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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Protestant Nonconformist Texts: 1550 to 1700

Robert Tudur Jones, Kenneth Dix, Alan Ruston - Religion - 2006 - 421 pages
...true warfaring1 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 135 we bring not innocence...
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The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth ...

Helen Cooper - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 600 pages
...rather than a living ideal. CHAPTER ONE Quest and pilgrimage: 'The adventure that God shall send me' I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue,...bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity rather: that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary.1 Milton was moved to write...
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The Imperfect Friend: Emotion and Rhetoric in Sidney, Milton, and Their Contexts

Wendy Olmsted - History - 2008 - 293 pages
...yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true warfaring Christian ... Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we...bring impurity much rather: that which purifies us is triall, and triall is by what is contrary' (Areopagitica, CPWII.514-15). Adam and Eve have not yet...
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