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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. Assuredly we bring not innocence... "
Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England, for the Liberty of ... - Page 65
by John Milton - 1819 - 311 pages
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The Baptist Magazine

1863
...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 ; thai which purifies * ig trial, and trial is by what is contrary." Devotion to dutv. eg, is a virtue...
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Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault

Jonathan Dollimore, Reader in the School of English and American Studies Jonathan Dollimore - 1991 - 388 pages
...implicates it more thoroughly with the good: 'We know good only by means of evil' (xv. ii5), while 'that which purifies us is triall, and triall is by what is contrary' (Prose Works, ii. 5t5; cf. 517-8). Indicated here is the potentially punitive and paranoid dimension...
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Anxiety in Eden: A Kierkegaardian Reading of Paradise Lost

John S. Tanner - 1992 - 209 pages
...knowing the good by evil, for Milton knows his readers' eyes are already opened by sin: "Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather" (CP, 2.515). Instead, Areopagitica endorses the notion that fallen humanity knows good by evil through...
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Economics and Evolution: Bringing Life Back Into Economics

Geoffrey Martin Hodgson - 1996 - 381 pages
...out of the race, where the immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat. Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather: that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary. A beautiful modern example, on the theme of suffering and...
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Patient A

Lee Blessing - 1993 - 47 pages
...costs, even if it means accusing the rest of the human race and heaven. — Camus, La Chute Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather: that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary. — Milton, AreopagUica PATIENT A was first produced at Signature...
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Greenfield on Educational Administration: Towards a Humane Science

Thomas Barr Greenfield, Peter Ribbins - 1993 - 285 pages
...the Areopagitica is found as Milton addresses the question of how truth is to be known: 'Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather; that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary.'8 Milton spoke out against the truth makers who operate out...
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Romance and Revolution: Shelley and the Politics of a Genre

David Duff - 1994 - 276 pages
...important new emphasis on the notion of trial (as in Milton's famous argument in Areopagitica that 'that which purifies us is triall, and triall is by what is contrary' 40 ). Laon and Cythna, then, do not only aspire to private excellence: they are 'devoted to the love...
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The Errant Art of Moby-Dick: The Canon, the Cold War, and the Struggle for ...

William V. Spanos - 1995 - 374 pages
...slinks out of the race, where the immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather That which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary. That virtue therefore which is but a youngling in the contemplation...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - 1996 - 1539 pages
...out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat. Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world; we bring impurity much rather; that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary. That virtue, therefore, which is but a youngling in the contemplation...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...into of knowing good and evil, that is to say, of knowing good by evil. 7460 Areopagitica Assuredly as if it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idloms, like a cuttlefish squirting out trial, and trial is by what is contrary. 7461 Areopagitica If we think to regulate printing, thereby...
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