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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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Ethica; Or, Characteristics of Men, Manners & Books

Arthur Lloyd Windsor - English literature - 1860 - 404 pages
...of the good," &c. What a contrast to the fused warmth which Milton infuses into the same subject. " 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 when that immortal garland is to be run for, not without...
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The Biglow Papers, Volume 1

James Russell Lowell - American wit and humor - 1861 - 200 pages
...vero habere virtutem satis eat, quo6iarlem aliguam, nisi utare, and from our Milton, who says,—"I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised...immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.—Areop. He had taken the words out of the Roman's mouth, without knowing it, and might well...
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The Biglow Papers, Volume 1

James Russell Lowell - American wit and humor - 1861 - 200 pages
...vero kabere virtatem satis estt quasi artem aliquam, nisi utare, and from our Milton, who says, — "I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue,...where that immortal garland is to be run for, not withoat dust and heat. — Areop. He had taken the words out of the Roman's mouth, without knowing...
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English Puritanism and Its Leaders: Cromwell, Milton, Baxter, Bunyan

John Tulloch - Baxter, Richard, 1615-1691 - 1861 - 488 pages
...— "I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue unexercised and unbreathcd, that never seeks out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the...garland is to be run for not without dust and heat." Elsewhere he says grandly, and in tho highest spirit of freedom, " Though all the winds of doctrine...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he ˇя the true wayfaring Christian. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue unexercised, and unbreathed, that never sallies out and set-s her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without...
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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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