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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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Nugae Criticae: Occasional Papers Written at the Seaside

Sir John Skelton - Essays - 1862 - 492 pages
...sober men. Some of Milton's contemporaries entertained a similar ambition. They were content to cherish 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 without...
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The Poetical Works of James R. Lowell

James R. Lowell - 1863
...vero habere virtutem satis est, quasi artem aliquant, nisi utare, and from our Milton, who says,—"I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised...garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat." 1 '— Areop. He had taken the words out of the Roman's mouth, without knowing it, and might well exclaim...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1863 - 2409 pages
...in England.) I. I cannotpraise a fugitive and cloistered virtue unexercised and unbreathed virtue, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but...immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and beat. (P. 429.) 2. Heneverleft baiting andgoringthesuccessorof hisbest Lord Constantine by his barking...
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The Friend, Conducted by S.T. Coleridge, No, Volume 1

Derwent Coleridge - 1863
...and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true way-faring Christian. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue,...unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary." — " That virtue, there* According to the old adage : you are not hanged for stealing a horsa, but...
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The baptist Magazine

1863
...that will inevitably result from this course of conduct. To quote the words of the immortal Milton, " Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather ; that which purifies ue is trial, and trial is by what is contrary." Devotion to duty, eg, is a virtue that is generated...
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The Monthly Journal of the American Unitarian Association, Volume 6

American Unitarian Association - Unitarian churches - 1865
...truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter ? Her confuting is the best and surest suppressing. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue,...and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race, when that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat. When a man has been laboring...
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Handleiding tot de kennis van de wetenschap der zamenleving en van het ...

Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper - Constitutional history - 1865
...ontwikkeld te worden. Door kwade boeken wordt men met de dwalingen bekend , om ze Ie kunnen bestrijden. "I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue,...unbreathed that never sallies out and sees her ad"versary" etc. , p. 425 en 429 van de Works of JOHN MILTON, ed. Amst. 1698. Maar juist dit oogpunt, waaruit MILTON...
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The Endless Kingdom: Milton's Scriptural Society

David Gay - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 220 pages
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The Life of John Milton: A Critical Biography

Barbara K. Lewalski - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 816 pages
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John Milton: Prose

John Martin Evans - Literary Collections - 2003 - 376 pages
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