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" For 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... "
The orator, a treasury of English eloquence - Page 24
by Orator - 1864
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...eye how books demean themselves as well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, arid do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; for 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 preserv...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...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 eontain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: nay, they...
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Flower's Political review and monthly register. (monthly ..., Volume 9

Benjamin Flower - 1811
...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...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 as in a vial the purest...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...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. I know they are as...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...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 - 1812
...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 potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 81

1857
...thought they thus contain. To apply once more the words of Milton to our subject, there will be found "a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they will preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...
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The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year ...

William Cobbett - 1817
...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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Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England, for the Liberty of ...

John Milton - 1819 - 311 pages
...how Bookes demeane 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 doe contain a potencie of Life in them to be as active as that Sou'.e was whose progeny they are ;...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 22

Abraham John Valpy - 1823
...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...active as that soul was, whose progeny they are."* But, Sir, it is quite superfluous to proceed further with these authorities. The universal sentiment...
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