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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 Reformation of American Quakerism, 1748-1783

Jack D. Marietta - 2007 - 376 Seiten
...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 - 2004 - 600 Seiten
...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 - 2008 - 293 Seiten
...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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