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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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Expositions Of Holy Scripture Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth And Samuel

Alexander MacLaren - Religion - 2004 - 560 pages
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Printed Voices: The Renaissance Culture of Dialogue

Jean-François Vallée, Dorothea B. Heitsch - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 291 pages
...the persistence and hopeful purification of original sin through a related principle of contrariety: 'Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world,...bring impurity much rather: that which purifies us is triall, and triall is by what is contrary' (my emphasis) (2:515). Though very closely aligned, Milton's...
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Paradise Lost, 1668-1968: Three Centuries of Commentary

Prof Earl Miner, Earl Roy Miner, William Moeck, Steven Edward Jablonski - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 510 pages
...Areopagitica [CPW 2.5 15], "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." [V] ^Areopagitica [CPW 2.527], in the...
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Alien Heart: The Life and Work of Margaret Laurence

Lyall Harris Powers - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 554 pages
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The Force of Culture: Vincent Massey and Canadian Sovereignty

Karen A. Finlay - History - 2004 - 334 pages
...trained aesthetic conscience its opportunity and its appropriate task. In a famous passage Milton says: 'I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue...unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and seeks her adversary.' ... This was written, or course, in terms of a moral issue. If we apply it to...
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Popular Print Media, 1820-1900, Volume 3

Andrew King, John Plunkett - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 1691 pages
...and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue,...unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and seeks her adversary." Of course Milton is here referring to men and women, but his remarks are suggestive...
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The Life of John Milton: 1643-1649

David Masson - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 588 pages
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The Early Poems of James Russell Lowell Including the Bigelow Papers

James Russell Lowell - Poetry - 2005 - 468 pages
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The Wordsworthian Enlightenment: Romantic Poetry and the Ecology of Reading

Geoffrey H. Hartman - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 374 pages
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