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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 258
by Laconics, John Timbs - 1829
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Paradise Lost and Other Poems

John Milton, Edward Le Comte - Fiction - 2003 - 400 pages
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Midamerica, Volume 30

American literature - 2003
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...warfaring0 Christian. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue unexercised and unbreathed,0 that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland0 is to be run for, not without dust and heat. Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world,...
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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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Milton and the Ends of Time

Juliet Cummins - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 254 pages
...real world. Just as Milton 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" (CP n: 515), Marvell cannot cloister...
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Literacy in the New Media Age

Gunther R. Kress - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 186 pages
...true warfaring Christian. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloisterd 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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The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God

Robert Louis Wilken - Religion - 2003 - 368 pages
...Indeed, what John Milton said of the knights of The Faerie Queene could be said of Prudentius's heroes: "I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue...unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and seeks her adversary, but slinks out of the race, where that immortal garland is to be run for, not...
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The SCM Dictionary of Christian Spirituality

Gordon S. Wakefield - Christian life - 2003 - 400 pages
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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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A Map of Misreading

Harold Bloom - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 206 pages
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