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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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Polite Wisdom: Heathen Rhetoric in Milton's Areopagitica

Paul M. Dowling - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 113 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. (II, 549-50) Milton intertwines two...
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The Lucy Poems: A Case Study in Literary Knowledge

Mark Jones - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 337 pages
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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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Orpheus Dis(re)membered: Milton and the Myth of the Poet-Hero

Rachel Falconer - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 227 pages
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The Nature and Destiny of Man: A Christian Interpretation : Human Nature

Reinhold Niebuhr - Religion - 1996 - 680 pages
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Chambers Dictionary of Quotations

Dr Gary Jones, Chambers Editors - Reference - 1996 - 1515 pages
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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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