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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 - Seite 258
von Laconics, John Timbs - 1829
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The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God

Robert Louis Wilken - 2005 - 368 Seiten
...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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How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West

Perez Zagorin - 2003 - 371 Seiten
...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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Incest and the English Novel, 1684-1814

Ellen Pollak - 2003 - 261 Seiten
...original impurity that John Milton posited as a human certainty when he protested in Areopagitica that "Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather."14 Like the eating of the apple of knowledge in Genesis or of the "little book" in Revelation,...
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On Trial: From Adam & Eve to O.J. Simpson

George Anastaplo - 2004 - 499 Seiten
...and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true warfaring Christian. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue,...the world. we bring impurity much rather: that which puriftes us is trial, and trial is by that which is contrary. John Milton, Complete Poems and Major...
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The Adventures of Corker Larue

Renald Iacovelli - 2004 - 468 Seiten
...holding a book in my nervously-shaking hands. My voice quavered a little too as I read out, "I can not praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised...garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat." I looked up to see that Miss Quill was smiling at me, and then I noticed that Charlie Schmidt, who...
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Printed Voices: The Renaissance Culture of Dialogue

Jean-François Vallée, Dorothea B. Heitsch - 2004 - 291 Seiten
...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 - 2004 - 510 Seiten
...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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The Force of Culture: Vincent Massey and Canadian Sovereignty

Karen A. Finlay - 2004 - 334 Seiten
...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, Band 3

Andrew King, John Plunkett - 2004 - 1691 Seiten
...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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Feminist Literacies, 1968-75

Kathryn T. Flannery - 2005 - 254 Seiten
...and Sees Her Adversary The chapter title is a play on Milton's assertion from Areopagitica that he "cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised...garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat" (728). 1. For a helpful introduction to the idea of ethos as positionality or location, see Nedra Reynolds's...
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