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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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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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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 - Literary Criticism - 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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