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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inelegantly.

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  • First, is feared the infection that may spread; but then all human learning and controversy in religious points must remove out of the world, yea the Bible itself; for that ofttimes relates blasphemy not nicely, it describes the carnal sense of wicked men not unelegantly, it brings in holiest men passionately murmuring against

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  • First, is feared the infection that may spread; but then all human learning and controversy in religious points must remove out of the world, yea the Bible itself; for that ofttimes relates blasphemy not nicely, it describes the carnal sense of wicked men not unelegantly, it brings in holiest men passionately murmuring against Providence through all the arguments of Epicurus: in other great disputes it answers dubiously and darkly to the common reader.

    Areopagitica A speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing to the Parliament of England

  • First, is feared the infection that may spread; but then all human learning and controversy in religious points must remove out of the world, yea the Bible itself; for that ofttimes relates blasphemy not nicely, 40 it describes the carnal sense of wicked men not unelegantly, 41 it brings in holiest men passionately murmuring against Providence through all the arguments of Epicurus: in other great disputes it answers dubiously and darkly to the common reader: and ask a Talmudist what ails the modesty of his marginal keri, 42 that Moses and all the Prophets can not persuade him to pronounce the textual chetiv.

    Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing: Paras 1-19

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