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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 Earthly Paradise: The Garden of Eden from Antiquity to Modernity

F. Regina Psaki, Charles Hindley - 2001 - 388 pages
...unassayeoV Alone, without exterior help sustained?" (DC, 335—336) In Areopagitica Milton says that "we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather." But "which purifies us is triall, and triall is by what is contrary." "Blank vertue" is not a pure...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 pages
...out of the race where that immortal garland0 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: Paradise Lost

David Loewenstein - 2004 - 136 pages
...the notion of "a blank vertue" with "an excrementall [ie external] whitenesse," Milton asserts that "that which purifies us is triall, and triall is by what is contrary" (YP 2:515-16). including trial which involves active engagement with evil and inner struggle with temptation....
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Milton and the Ends of Time

Juliet Cummins - 2003 - 254 pages
...except in the garden's all too temporary enclosures. Of course Milton similarly recognizes that because "we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather," his "true warfaring" or "wayfaring" Christian must now race for the "immortal garland" in a dust and...
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Printed Voices: The Renaissance Culture of Dialogue

Jean-François Vallée, Dorothea B. Heitsch - 2004 - 291 pages
...persistence and hopeful purification of original sin through a related principle of contrariety: 'Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity...purifies us is triall, and triall is by what is contrary' (my emphasis) (2:515). Though very closely aligned, Milton's tropes of contiguity and contrariety,...
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Utopia & Revolution: On the Origins of a Metaphor

Melvin Jonah Lasky - 726 pages
...mortal gift. As that other great English humanist, Platonist, and Calvinist, Milton, wrote, "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." [Walter R. Davis, A Map of Arcadia: Sidney's Romance in Its...
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On Trial: From Adam & Eve to O.J. Simpson

George Anastaplo - 2004 - 499 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 puriftes us is trial, and trial is by that which is contrary. John Milton, Complete Poems and Major...
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Beyond the First Amendment: The Politics of Free Speech and Pluralism

Samuel P. Nelson - 2005 - 226 pages
...between ideas.'7 He also employs military images in describing this competitive process: "Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity...us is Triall, and Triall is by what is contrary." He later describes these trials as "Wars of Truth."'8 Truth must be tested or else we can have no real...
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Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition

John Durham Peters - 2010 - 316 pages
...The citing of Milton's intolerance attests to the failure to have learned what he taught: "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" (728). PROVOKING OBJECTS Milton was never a happy liberal...
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Argumentation in Practice

Frans H. Van Eemeren, Peter Houtlosser - 2005 - 368 pages
...slinks out of the race, where the immortall garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.... [T]hat which purifies us is triall, and triall is by what is contrary... [T]rue temperance [is that which can] see and know, and yet abstain" (1644/1959 (2):514-516). References...
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