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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 ; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. "
The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author - Página 211
por John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
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Radical Religion from Shakespeare to Milton: Figures of Nonconformity in ...

Kristen Poole - 2006 - 288 páginas
...the antisectarian pamphlets are transformed into a glorification of spawning ideas: "For books . . . contain a potency of life in them to be as active...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. I...
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Pamphlets of Protest: An Anthology of Early African-American Protest ...

Richard Newman, Patrick Rael, Phillip Lapsansky, Routledge - 2001 - 326 páginas
...the office of books, to produce these grand results. "For books," to use the lofty periods of Milton, "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 — nay, they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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Philosophical and Theological Opinions

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2001
...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 vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I...
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Guilty Creatures : Renaissance Poetry and the Ethics of Authorship ...

Dennis Kezar Assistant Professor of English Vanderbilt University - 2001 - 280 páginas
...a 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 vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I...
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Dictionary of Literary and Dramatic Censorship in Tudor and Stuart England

Dorothy Auchter - 2001 - 403 páginas
...through which to consider the writers, the censors, and the government leaders presented in this book: For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...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. I...
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Osler's "a Way of Life" and Other Addresses, with Commentary and Annotations

Sir William Osler - 2001 - 378 páginas
...human compacts, and without them grave judgments may not be propounded. RICHARD DE BURY, Philobiblon For Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...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. JOHN...
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The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and Documents

Kate Aughterson - 2002 - 608 páginas
...malefactors, For hooks are not ahsohttely dead things, hut do contain a potency of life in them to he as active as that soul was whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest effiracy and extraction of that living intellect that hred them. I...
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Justifying Belief: Stanley Fish and the Work of Rhetoric

Gary A. Olson - 2002 - 178 páginas
...2 1 For Stanley and Jane who have contributed immeasurably to the intellectual life of the academy Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...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. —John...
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The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright

Joseph Loewenstein - 2010 - 360 páginas
...which the venerated author perpetually inheres. In a different polemical context Milton had argued "books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as the soul was whose progeny they are; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 páginas
...a 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 vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that Irving intellect that bred them. I...
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