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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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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1872 - 558 pages
...distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true warfariug Christian. I can not praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised...why our sage and serious poet Spenser (whom I dare he known to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas) describing true temperance under the person...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

Charles Mackay - English prose - 1872 - 534 pages
...and rejects it, is but a blank virtue, not a pure ; her whiteness is but an excremental whiteness: which was the reason why our sage and serious poet,...bliss, that he might see and know, and yet abstain. Since, therefore, the knowledge and survey of vice is in this world so necessary to the constituting...
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Chapters from the Bible of the Ages

Giles Badger Stebbins - Religious literature - 1872 - 400 pages
...whiteness is but an excremental whiteness ; which was the reason why our sage and serious poet, Spencer, describing true temperance under the person of Guion,...bliss, that he might see and know, and yet abstain. Since, therefore, the knowledge and survey of vice is in this world so necessary to the constituting...
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CHAPTERS FROM THE BIBLE OF THE AGES

G.B. STEBBINS - 1872
...whiteness is but an excremental whiteness ; which was the reason why our sage and serious poet, Spencer, describing true temperance under the person of Guion,...bliss, that he might see and know, and yet abstain. Since, therefore, the knowledge and survey of vice is in this world so necessary to the constituting...
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The poetical works John Milton. Repr., with memoir, notes, &c, Issue 477

John Milton - 1873
...and rejects it, is but a blank virtue, not a pure ; her whiteness is but an excremental whiteness : which was the reason why our sage and serious poet,...bliss, that he might see and know, and yet abstain. Since, therefore, the knowledge and survey of vice is in this world so necessary to the constituting...
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Milton's Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing

John Milton - Freedom of the press - 1873 - 109 pages
...rejects it, is but a blank Vertue, not a pure ; her whitenesse is but an excrements 11 whitenesse; which was the reason why our sage and serious Poet...Spenser, whom I dare be known to think a better teacher then Scotus or Aquinas, describing true Temperance under the person of Guion, brings him in with his...
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Milton's Areopagitica: a speech, with notes, by T.G. Osborn

John Milton - 1873
...Vertue, not a pure ; her whitenesse is but an excrementull whitenesse; which was the reason why our ssige and serious Poet Spenser, whom I dare be known to think a better teacher then Scotus or Aquinas, describing true Temperance under the person of Guion, brings him in with his...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connection with the Political ..., Volume 3

David Masson - 1873
...following : — He was as fond as ever of Spenser, " our sage and serioiis poet " as he calls him, " whom I dare be known to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas." He thought Arminius "acute and distinct," though perverted. He would be no slave even to Plato, but...
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God in Human Thought: Or, Natural Theology Traced in Literature ..., Volume 2

Ezra Hall Gillett - Literature and morals - 1874
...and rejects it, is but a blank virtue, not a pure : her whiteness is but an excremental whiteness ; which was the reason why our sage and serious poet,...bliss, that he might see and know, and yet abstain." But there was another class of writers beside the poets and elegant essayists, who belong to this period,...
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Readings in English literature, prose

English literature - 1874
...followers, and rejects it, is but a blank virtue, not a pure; her whiteness is but an excremental whiteness, which was the reason why our sage and serious poet...bliss, that he might see and know, and yet abstain. Since therefore the knowledge and survey of vice is in this world necessary to the constituting of...
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