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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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Areopagitica

John Milton - 2006 - 80 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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Mind Technologies: Humanities Computing and the Canadian Academic Community

Raymond George Siemens, David Moorman - 2006 - 317 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 English Civil War: Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, and Witchfinders in ...

Diane Purkiss - 2009 - 680 pages
...out of that 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 had stopped wanting the world to reflect him and his...
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John Milton, Radical Politics, and Biblical Republicanism

Walter S. H. Lim - 2006 - 305 pages
...knowledge of good and evil. Only through involvement in such a race can there be exercise of choice: "that which purifies us is triall, and triall is by what is contrary" (CPW 2:515). Those who avoid the rigorous demands of trial are in danger of stagnating in "a muddy...
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Protestant Nonconformist Texts: 1550 to 1700

Robert Tudur Jones, Kenneth Dix, Alan Ruston - 2006 - 421 pages
...of the race, where that immortall garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat. Assuredly 135 we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity...the contemplation of evill, and knows not the utmost [p. 12] that vice promises to her followers, and rejects it, is but a blank vertue, not a pure; her...
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Historical and Political Essays

Henry Cabot Lodge - 1892 - 213 pages
...of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, notwithstanding 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. The virtue, therefore, which is but a youngling in the contemplation...
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The Imperfect Friend: Emotion and Rhetoric in Sidney, Milton, and Their Contexts

Wendy Olmsted - 2008 - 293 pages
...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...purifies us is triall, and triall is by what is contrary' (Areopagitica, CPWII.514-15). Adam and Eve have not yet fallen, but Paradise Lost presents temptation...
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The Reformation of Rights: Law, Religion and Human Rights in Early Modern ...

John Witte - 2007 - 388 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.167 "Truth and understanding," then, "are not such wares as...
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