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" ... books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain 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 vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.... "
Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ... - Page 83
by Samuel Austin Allibone - 1880 - 764 pages
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Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Kenneth Ira Kersch - History - 2003 - 395 pages
...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...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...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...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of...
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Libricide: The Regime-sponsored Destruction of Books and Libraries in the ...

Rebecca Knuth, John English - History - 2003 - 277 pages
...book burning, Guy Stern (1989) drew upon his experience as a witness to the fires and quoted Milton: "Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are. . . ." This poignant description of the burning of the National Library...
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Popular Print Media, 1820-1900, Volume 3

Andrew King, John Plunkett - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 1691 pages
...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...be as active as that soul whose progeny they are. In them is preserved, as in a phial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect which...
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The Universal Kabbalah

Leonora Leet - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2004 - 494 pages
...animal or a work of art." The nature of such transpersonal life has been best expressed by Milton: For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of...
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Our Own Selves: More Meditations for Librarians

Michael Gorman - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 224 pages
...appreciate the solitude of reading. Living Things For hooks are not absolutely dead things, but they do contain a potency of life in them to be as active...extraction of that living intellect that bred them. — John Milton, Areopagitica John Milton wrote his Areopagitica as an attack on what we would now...
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The Book: The Life Story of a Technology

Nicole Howard - History - 2005 - 171 pages
...Introduction For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be active as that soul whose progeny they are; nay, they...extraction of that living intellect that bred them . . . — -John Milton, 1643 address to Parliament This volume is one in a series of biographies of...
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John Milton's Paradise Lost: A Sourcebook

Margaret Kean - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 173 pages
...this brief article, which contains a lucid discussion of Milton's conception of potentia materiae. 3 'For Books are not absolutely dead things, but do...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are: nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of...
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The Intellectual Commons: Toward an Ecology of Intellectual Property

Henry C. Mitchell - Law - 2005 - 221 pages
...making just this kind of leap in Areopagitica. He reifies works in some truly startling statements: For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of...
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Argumentation in Practice

Frans H. Van Eemeren, Peter Houtlosser - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 368 pages
...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...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of...
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