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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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Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Kenneth Ira Kersch - 2003 - 395 pages
...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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AP English Language and Composition: The Advanced Placement Exam with Reas ...

Linda Bannister, Ellen Davis Conner, Robert Liftig - 2003 - 262 pages
...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 active as that soul whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 pages
...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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Popular Print Media, 1820-1900, Volume 3

Andrew King, John Plunkett - 2004 - 1691 pages
...eye how books bemean 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 whose progeny they are. In them is preserved,...
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Argumentation in Practice

Frans H. Van Eemeren, Peter Houtlosser - 2005 - 368 pages
...on 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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Forme della censura

Massimiliano Morini, Romana Zacchi - 2006 - 201 pages
...Stuart, restaurata nel 1660 dopo la «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 vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them [...] who kills a man...
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The English Civil War: Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, and Witchfinders in ...

Diane Purkiss - 2009 - 680 pages
...Milton's passion for books: books, he writes, '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 ... As good almost kill a man as kill a good book.' As for books' power to corrupt, Milton will have...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - 2006 - 486 pages
...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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Augustine and Literature

Robert Peter Kennedy, Kim Paffenroth, John Doody - 2006 - 414 pages
...Augustine would agree with Milton that "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,"2 and in their books their relationship remains vital — that is, alive in the present — 139...
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Forbidden Words: Taboo and the Censoring of Language

Keith Allan, Kate Burridge - 2006
...eye 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 soule was whose progeny they are; nay...
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