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" ... our sage and serious poet Spenser, whom I dare be known to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas, describing true temperance under the person of Guion, brings him in with his Palmer through the cave of Mammon, and the bower of earthly bliss,... "
Recollections of a Literary Life, Or, Books, Places, and People - Page 344
by Mary Russell Mitford - 1853
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Polite Wisdom: Heathen Rhetoric in Milton's Areopagitica

Paul M. Dowling - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 113 pages
...purified unless it "knows the utmost that vice promises to her followers," Milton continues: "Which is the reason why our sage and serious Poet Spenser,...Aquinas, describing true temperance under the person of Guyon, brings him in with his palmer through the cave of Mammon, and the bower of earthly bliss that...
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Romantic Aversions: Aftermaths of Classicism in Wordsworth and Coleridge

J. Douglas Kneale - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 227 pages
..."why our sage and serious poet Spenser . . . describing true temperance under the person of Guyon, brings him in with his palmer through the cave of...bliss, that he might see and know, and yet abstain" (Milton, Complete 728-9). The boy's delay, described as "wise restraint / Voluptuous," borrows a Miltonic...
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On Liberty – Ed. Alexander

John Stuart Mill - History - 1999 - 294 pages
...followers, and rejects it, is but a blank virtue, not a pure; her virtue is but an excremental virtue, which was the reason why our sage and serious poet...be known to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas,2 describing true temperance under the form of Guión, brings 1 John Milton (1608-74), Areopagitica...
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Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England: Physiology and Inwardness in ...

Michael C. Schoenfeldt - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 203 pages
...Milton Spenser is our sage and serious Poel . . . whom I dare be known to think a better teacher then Scotus or Aquinas, describing true temperance under...in with his palmer through the cave of Mammon, and bowr of earthly blisse that he might see and know, and yet abstain, (p. 1006) Although Milton forgets...
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Literature as Communication: The Foundations of Mediating Criticism

Roger D. Sell - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 348 pages
...is but a blank virtue, not a pure; her whiteness is but an excremental [ = superficial] whiteness; Which was the reason why our sage and serious poet...bliss, that he might see and know, and yet abstain. (Milton 1925 [1644]: 290) Let readers discriminate for themselves! Within the educational system and...
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Heroism and the Christian Life: Reclaiming Excellence

Brian Stewart Hook, Russell R. Reno - Religion - 2000 - 253 pages
...pattern for heroic enactment. Speaking of Guyon, the knight of Temperance, Milton says that Spenser "brings him in with his palmer through the cave of...bliss, that he might see and know and yet abstain" (729). While this description works for the cave of Mammon, Guyon does more than see and know and abstain...
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Milton and Religious Controversy: Satire and Polemic in Paradise Lost

John N. King - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 227 pages
...satirical episodes in Paradise Lost, notably Satan's encounter with Sin and Death. Milton's invocation of "our sage and serious poet Spenser, whom I dare be...to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas" in Areopagitica is deservedly famous. John Dryden further reports that "Milton has acknowledged to...
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The Difference Satire Makes: Rhetoric and Reading from Jonson to Byron

Fredric V. Bogel - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 262 pages
...virtue, not a pure; her whiteness is but an excremental [ie, superficial, adventitious] whiteness; which was the reason why our sage and serious poet...Aquinas), describing true temperance under the person of Guión, brings him in with his palmer through the cave of Mammon and the bower of earthly bliss, that...
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The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and Documents

Kate Aughterson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 608 pages
...rejects it, is hut a hlank virme, not a pure, her whiteness is hut an excremental whiteness, IITiich was the reason why our sage and serious poet Spenser, whom I dare he known to think a heuer teacher than Scouis or Aquinas, descrihing true temperance under the person...
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The Satanic Epic

Neil Forsyth - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 382 pages
...temptation that he may learn to resist: "which was the reason why our sage and serious poet Spencer, whom I dare be known to think a better teacher than...with his palmer through the cave of Mammon, and the bowr of earthly blisse, that he might see and know, and yet abstain" (PM p. 288, YP 2.516). In fact,...
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