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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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Mammon's Music: Literature and Economics in the Age of Milton

Blair Hoxby - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 336 pages
...that, like those whom Milton pictures in Areopagitica searching for the sundered pieces of Truth, going "up and down gathering up limb by limb still as they could find them" (CP W 2 1549), England's citizens might set their disjointed counties side by side, keeping what was...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...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 of Osiris,...and member, and shall mould them into an immortal feature0 of loveliness and perfection. Suffer not these licensing prohibitions to stand at every place...
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The First Liberty: America's Foundation in Religious Freedom, Expanded and ...

William Lee Miller - Religion - 2003 - 296 pages
...pieces, and scattered them to the four winds. From that time ever since, the sad friends of Truth ... went up and down gathering up limb by limb still as...nor ever shall do, till her master's second coming." Truth is continually unfolding, flowing, and developing, and the effort to stop it and nail it down...
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The Satanic Epic

Neil Forsyth - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 382 pages
..."What god was it that set them to conflict?" (Iliad 1.8) is immediately anlimb still as they would f1nd them. We have not yet found them all. Lords and Commons, nor ever shall doe. till her Masters second comming. (PM p. 317). swered: Apollo's anger at the king is what drove...
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Readings in the Philosophy of Technology

David M. Kaplan - Philosophy - 2004 - 512 pages
...friends of Truth, such as durst appear, imitating the careful search that Isis made for the mangl'd body of Osiris, went up and down gathering up limb...they could find them. We have not yet found them all, . . . nor ever shall do, till her Master's second coming . . . — To be still searching what we know...
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Nationalism and Historical Loss in Renaissance England: Foxe, Dee, Spenser ...

Andrew Escobedo - History - 2004 - 261 pages
...dismemberment radically involves humankind in the temporal recreation of Truth in which the godly persist "up and down gathering up limb by limb still as they could find them." The human effort to rebuild truth leads up to the final act of restoration, at the Apocalypse. Unlike...
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Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition

John Durham Peters - Philosophy - 2010 - 316 pages
...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 of Osiris,...shall bring together every joint and member, and shall mold them into an immortal feature of loveliness and perfection" (741-42). The whole passage is bizarre...
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Milton and the Climates of Reading: Essays

Balachandra Rajan, Elizabeth Sauer - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 192 pages
...friends of Truth, such as durst appear, imitating the carefull search that Isis 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, till her Masters second comming; he shall bring together every joynt and member, and shall mould...
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Versions of Censorship

John McCormick, Mairi MacInnes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 pages
...friends of Truth, such as durst appear, imitating the carefull search that Isis 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, till her Masters second comming; he shall bring together every joynt and member, and shall mould...
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The Constitution of Literature: Literacy, Democracy, and Early English ...

Lee Morrissey - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 242 pages
...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 of Osiris,...nor ever shall do, till her master's second coming. (549) On the one hand, this story concedes that there will be in reading exactly the great variety...
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