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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author - Page 209
by John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
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The Parliamentary Register: Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of ...

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1793
...fharp juftice upon them as malefactors ; for books are not " abfolutely dead things, but they have a potency of life in " them, to be as active as that foul was whofe progeny they " are ; nay, they contain, as in a vial, the pureft extract and " efficacy...
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Flower's Political review and monthly register. (monthly ..., Volume 9

Benjamin Flower - 1811
...vigilant eye how books demean themselves as •well as men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors ; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them te be as active as that soul was whese progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: Ecclesiastical law. Matrimonial law. Of ...

John Milton - 1809
...vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well as men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors ; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve...
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Geschichte der Poesie und Beredsamkeit seit dem Ende des dreizehnten ...

Friedrich Bouterwek - Literature - 1809
...thereafter to confine, imprifon, and do fharped jufticc on them as malefa‚ors: for books are not abfolutely dead things , but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that foul was whofe progeny they arc; nay, they do preferve as in a vial the purcft efficacy and extraction...
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Occasional Essays on Various Subjects

Francis Maseres - Electronic book - 1809 - 607 pages
...imprifon, and do (harped justice on them as malefactors; for books are not abfoluteiy 193 dead thing*, but do Contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that foul was whofe progeny they are ; nay, they do prefcrve, as in a vial, the pureft efficacy and extraction...
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Geschichte der Poesie und Beredsamkeit seit dem Ende des dreizehnten ...

Friedrich Bouterivek - Literature - 1809
...confine ,. imprifon, and do iliarpeft jnftice on them as raajefa‚ors: for hooks ere not abfolutely dead things , but do contain a potency of life in them to be as aclive . as that foul was whofe progeny they are; my, (hey do preferve as in a vial the pureft efficacy...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...justice on them as malefactors: for books are not absolutely dead things, but do cond P. wi 289. tain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them....
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...a vigilant eye how books domean themselves as well as men, and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors: for books are not absolutely dead things, but do ecu** P. wi 289. tain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they...
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An Account of Ireland, Statistical and Political, Volume 2

Wakefield, Edward - Ireland - 1812
...vigilant eye, how books demean themselves as well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors ; for books...that soul was, whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them....
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The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year ...

William Cobbett - Great Britain - 1817
...execute sharp justice upon them as malefactors ; for books are not absolutely dead things, but they have a potency of life in them, to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they contain, as in a vial, the purest extract and efficacy of that intellect which bred them. They are...
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