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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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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - Authors, English - 1876
...and rejects it, is but a blank virtue, not a pure ; her whiteness is but an excremental whiteness : Lu. Go, soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless...truth shall be thy warrant : Go, since I needs must Guión, brings him in with his Palmer through the cave of Mammon and the bower of earthly bliss, that...
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The Great Conversers: And Other Essays

William Mathews - 1876 - 304 pages
...difficulty, that either intellectual or moral athletes are reared. Hence it is that Spenser, describing his Temperance under the person of Guion, brings him in...of Mammon and the bower of earthly bliss, that he may see and know and yet abstain. Men do not learn to swim by buoying themselves up with cork jackets...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed ..., Volume 3; Volume 79

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...and rejects it, is but a blank virtue, not a pure : her whiteness U but an excremental whiteness ; r reputation, Aquinas,3 describing true temperance under the person of Guion, brings him in with his palmer through...
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Among My Books: Second Series

James Russell Lowell - 1876 - 327 pages
...in the highest vocation of all, that of teacher, and Milton calls him " our sage and serious poet, whom I dare be known to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas." And good Dr. Henry More was of the same mind. I fear he makes his vices so beautiful now and then that...
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English and Hindi Religious Poetry: An Analogical Study

John A. Ramsaran - Religion - 1973 - 199 pages
...India, Milton in his Areopagitica has paid noble tribute to Spenser as moral teacher and poet: . . . Our sage and serious poet Spenser, whom I dare be...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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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 343 pages
...Elizabethan practitioner of the view of poetry put forward by Sidney. Milton referred in Areopagitica to ' our sage and serious poet Spenser, whom I dare be...to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas'. Spenser's own claim, in the letter to Raleigh prefacing The Fairy Queen, is explicit: he writes that...
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A Milton Encyclopedia, Volume 5

William Bridges Hunter - Literary Criticism - 1978 - 215 pages
...a blank vertue, not a pure . . . ; Which was the reason why our sage and serious Poet Spencer . . . describing true temperance under the person of Guion,...with his palmer through the cave of Mammon, and the hour of earthly blisse that he might see and know, and yet abstain. (Areop 4:311) As Ernest Sirluck...
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Selected Prose

John Milton - Fiction - 1985 - 462 pages
...whitenesse is but an excrementall 67 whitenesse; 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. 69 Since therefore the knowledge...
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The Spenser Encyclopedia

Albert Charles Hamilton - Reference - 1997 - 858 pages
...it, is but a blank virtue, not a pure; her whiteness is but an excremental [ie, external] whiteness; which was the reason why our sage and serious poet...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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Melodious Guile: Fictive Pattern in Poetic Language

John Hollander - Poetry - 1990 - 262 pages
...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 Spenser, whom I dare to be known to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas, describing true temperance under the...
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