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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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The Book: The Life Story of a Technology

Nicole Howard - 2005 - 171 páginas
...with a profound understanding of the relationship of science, technology, and society. Introduction 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 in a vial the purest efficacy...
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Full Gospel, Fractured Minds?: A Call to Use God's Gift of the Intellect

Rick M. Nañez - 2005 - 267 páginas
...Lost and Paradise Regained—would object to this superstitious notion by declaring, "Books are not dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as the soul whose progeny they are; they preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of...
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Sprache, Bewusstsein, Stil: theoretische und historische Perspektiven

Thomas Krefeld, Wulf Oesterreicher, Hans-Martin Gauger - 2005 - 318 páginas
...kommt, findet sich eine ägyptische Anspielung in seinem Text, die das Einbalsamierungsritual betrifft. Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them [...], a good Book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose...
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Our Own Selves: More Meditations for Librarians

Michael Gorman - 2005 - 224 páginas
...appreciate the solitude of reading. Living Things For hooks are not absolutely dead things, but they 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 of that...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - 2006 - 486 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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Burning Books

Haig A. Bosmajian - 2006 - 233 páginas
...authors' presence in it bibliophiles have instilled life into the book. As John Milton put it: "[F] or 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" (5)....
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Forme della censura

Massimiliano Morini, Romana Zacchi - 2006 - 201 páginas
...disposizioni censorie in vigore in virtù dell'Atto del 1643. La dinastia Stuart, restaurata nel 1660 dopo la «Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...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 [...]...
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The English Civil War: Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, and Witchfinders in ...

Diane Purkiss - 2009 - 680 páginas
...speaking about human liberty. What also shines out is Milton's passion for books: books, he writes, 'are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a...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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Augustine and Literature

Robert Peter Kennedy, Kim Paffenroth, John Doody - 2006 - 414 páginas
...as well, testing and refining toward a clearer truth. Surely Augustine would agree with Milton that "Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...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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Areopagitica

John Milton - 2006 - 80 páginas
...justice on them as malefactors; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny 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. I...
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