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" Osiris, took the virgin truth, hewed her lovely form into a thousand pieces, and scattered them to the four winds. From that time ever since, the sad friends of truth, such as durst appear, imitating the careful search that Isis made for the mangled body... "
Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine - Page 12
1824
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Justice in the Dock: Milton's Experimental Tragedy

Harold Skulsky - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 133 pages
..."imitating the careful search that Isis made for the mangled body of Osiris." Like Isis they have gone "up and down, gathering up limb by limb still as they could find them"39 — find, not fabricate. It's absolutely crucial to the theory of knowledge on view here that...
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The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth-Century Novel

John Richetti - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 283 pages
...complete: the sad friends of Truth . . . imitating the careful search that his made for the mangl'd body of Osiris, went up and down gathering up limb...found them all, Lords and Commons, nor ever shall doe [sic], till her Masters second comming [sic] ... To be still searching what we know not, by what...
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Paper Bullets: Print and Kingship Under Charles II

Harold M. Weber - History - 1996 - 292 pages
...impossibility of regaining a past golden age. In this world such perfection can never be achieved: "We have not yet found them all, Lords and Commons,...shall bring together every joint and member, and shall mold them into an immortal feature of loveliness and perfection. Suffer not these licensing prohibitions...
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The Curse of Cain: The Violent Legacy of Monotheism

Regina M. Schwartz - Religion - 1997 - 211 pages
...scattered to the four winds; "from that time ever since, the sad friends of Truth, such as durst appear, went up and down gathering up limb by limb still as they could find them." With Milton, we can only hope to re-member her torn body.57 To open the biblical canon is my concluding...
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Free Speech

Alan Haworth - Philosophy - 1998 - 263 pages
...ever since, the sad friends of Truth, such as durst appear, imitating the careful search that /sis made for the mangled body of Osiris, went up and down...found them all, Lords and Commons, nor ever shall doe, till her Masters second comming; he shall bring together every joynt and member, and shall mould...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740

University of Cambridge - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 334 pages
...as durst appear, imitating the carefull search that 7s/s made for the mangl'd body of Osiris . . . gathering up limb by limb still as they could find...found them all, Lords and commons, nor ever shall doe, till her Masters second comming; he shall bring together every joynt and member, and shall mould...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - Reference - 1999 - 1136 pages
...l-'rom that time ever since, the sad friends of Truth, such as durst appear, imitating the careful search that Isis made for the mangled body of Osiris,...down gathering up limb by limb still as they could lind them. We have not yet found them all, Lords and Commons, nor ever shall do, till her Master's...
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The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited

John Matthews, Christopher Bamford - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1999 - 267 pages
...Truth, such as durst appear, imitating the careful search that his made for the mangled body of Osieis, went up and down gathering up limb by limb still as they could best find them. We have not yet found them all, Lords and Commons, nor ever shall do, till her Master's...
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Osler's "a Way of Life" and Other Addresses, with Commentary and Annotations

Sir William Osler - Medical - 2001 - 378 pages
...says, "from that time ever since, the sad friends of truth, such as durst appear, imitating the careful search that Isis made for the mangled body of Osiris,...as they could find them. We have not yet found them all,"20 but each one of us may pick up a fragment, perhaps two, and in moments when mortality weighs...
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The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and Documents

Kate Aughterson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 608 pages
...search that Isis made for the mangled hody of Osiris, went up and down, gathering up limh hy limh, still as they could find them. We have not yet found them all, Ixirds and Commons, nor ever shall do, till her Master's second coming: he shall hring together every...
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