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Unformatted text preview: A) Comus 1) “Love Virtue, she alone is free, She can teach ye how to lcim higher than the spery chime, IF” B) To the Lord General Cromwell 1) Chief of men, yet still was guided by faith C) Areopagitica 1) Up to a certain point, Roman virtues can save you, but if not, there is God D) The Ready and the Easy Way 1) Can take you to an almost perfect government 2) Second coming will finish it off for you since society is so corrupt you can't completely obtain perfection III. Not having a fixed future A) Samson and Israelites after his death B) R+E to reclaim freedom when oppressed if you have the power to do so IV. Once you achieve it, hard to take it away again A) Areopagitica 1) Once you have experienced virtue, hard to go back pg 25 2) 4,8 B) Samson Agonistes C) The Ready and the Easy way, pg 2 V. Not having achieved it and having it obliterated also makes it hard to regain it though (paradoxically) A) Once you have freedom, hard to be used to anything else...
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- Summer '09
- John Milton, Samson Agonistes, Lord General Cromwell, cloistered virtue pg