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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 Human Rights Reader: Major Political Essays, Speeches, and Documents ...

Micheline Ishay - 2007 - 559 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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The Reformation of Rights: Law, Religion and Human Rights in Early Modern ...

John Witte - 2007 - 388 pages
...soul" into his writing. Books, therefore, "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." It is "as good almost kill a man as kill a good book; who kills a man kills a reasonable creature,...
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