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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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Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Kenneth Ira Kersch - 2003 - 395 páginas
...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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Libricide: The Regime-sponsored Destruction of Books and Libraries in the ...

Rebecca Knuth, John English - 2003 - 277 páginas
...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...as active as that soul was whose progeny they are. . . ." This poignant description of the burning of the National Library in Sarajevo is by a former...
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AP English Language and Composition: The Advanced Placement Exam with Reas ...

Linda Bannister, Ellen Davis Conner, Robert Liftig - 2003 - 262 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...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 in a vial the purest efficacy...
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George Eliot's Dialogue with John Milton

Anna K. Nardo - 2003 - 278 páginas
...passage. Daniel imagines his grandfather speaking "with him in those written memorials which, says Milton, 'contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul [was] whose progeny they are'" (DD, 670). 14. The following was omitted from the passage Eliot copied into her notebook: "I know they...
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The Universal Kabbalah

Leonora Leet - 2004 - 494 páginas
...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...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. ......
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Popular Print Media, 1820-1900, Volumen3

Andrew King, John Plunkett - 2004 - 1691 páginas
...to have an eye how books bemean themselves as well as men, and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors ; for books...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are. In them is preserved, as in a phial, the purest efficacy and extraction of...
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Life, Sex and Ideas: The Good Life Without God

A. C. Grayling - 2004 - 236 páginas
...peers in do not expect an apostle to look out', but because Milton is right when he says that books 'contain a potency of life in them to be as active as the souls whose progeny they are' - bearing in mind that they are the progeny as much of readers' as...
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Argumentation in Practice

Frans H. Van Eemeren, Peter Houtlosser - 2005 - 368 páginas
...vigilant eye on 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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John Milton's Paradise Lost: A Sourcebook

Margaret Kean - 2005 - 173 páginas
...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...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',...
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The Intellectual Commons: Toward an Ecology of Intellectual Property

Henry C. Mitchell - 2005 - 221 páginas
...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...that soul was whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of the living intellect that bred them. I...
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