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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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George Eliot's Dialogue with John Milton

Anna K. Nardo - 2003 - 278 pages
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A Map of Misreading

Harold Bloom - 2003 - 206 pages
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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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A Communion of Friendship: Literacy, Spiritual Practice, and Women in Recovery

Beth Daniell - 2003 - 201 pages
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A Communion of Friendship: Literacy, Spiritual Practice, and Women in Recovery

Beth Daniell - 2003 - 201 pages
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A Communion of Friendship: Literacy, Spiritual Practice, and Women in Recovery

Beth Daniell - 2003 - 201 pages
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The Value of Creativity: The Origins and Emergence of a Modern Belief

John Hope Mason - 2003 - 308 pages
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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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