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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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Emerson's Ethics

Gustaaf Van Cromphout - 1999 - 182 pages
...out of the race, where that immortall garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat. Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity...is by what is contrary. That vertue therefore which . . . knows not the utmost that vice promises to her followers, and rejects it, is but a blank venue,...
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Birth of the Chaordic Age

Dee Hock - 1999 - 345 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. — JOHN MILTON Early in 1984, the curtain came down on my...
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More's Utopia

Dominic Baker-Smith, Renaissance Society of America - 2000 - 269 pages
...the Areopagitica where he argues for the necessity of trial for 'the wayfaring Christian': Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity...is triall, and triall is by what is contrary. That vertuc therefore which is but a youngling in the contemplation of evil, and knows not the utmost that...
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The Constitutional Protection of Freedom of Expression

Richard Moon - 2000 - 312 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' (Milton 1927, 13). 13 Dworkin 1996, 201, observes that John...
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Literature as Communication: The Foundations of Mediating Criticism

Roger D. Sell - 2000 - 348 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 Difference Satire Makes: Rhetoric and Reading from Jonson to Byron

Fredric V. Bogel - 2001 - 262 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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Magnetic Venture: The Story of Oxford Instruments

Audrey Wood - 2001 - 387 pages
...the world outside I cannot praise a fugitive and cloister'd vertue, unexercized and unbreath'd . . . that which purifies us is triall, and triall is by what is contrary. (Milton, Areopagitica (1644)) The ever whirling wheele of change, the which all mortal things do sway...
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Books and Readers in Early Modern England: Material Studies

Jennifer Andersen, Elizabeth Sauer - 2002 - 305 pages
...wrongdoing. Milton instead continued to defend his position with indignation based on his personal beliefs: "that which purifies us is triall, and triall is by what is contrary" (CPW2:$1$). This is where Milton was a radical: in the ideas about reading and licensing which he had...
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The Uncertain World of Samson Agonistes

John T. Shawcross - 2001 - 158 pages
...poem. As in Areopagitica where Milton accepts the nonexistence of innocence for humankind ("Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather," 12) and where recovery is prepared for by trial ("that which purifies us is triall, and triall is by...
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Principles of Publicity and Press Freedom

Slavko Splichal - 2002 - 229 pages
...and continually tested in trials, where contrary experiences and opinions are confronted. "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." Books are most appropriate means "to the trial of virtue...
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