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" ... 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.... "
Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ... - Page 83
by Samuel Austin Allibone - 1880 - 752 pages
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton - 1806
...them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living...lively, and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and, being sown-up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, arid do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserv e, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: Ecclesiastical law. Matrimonial law. Of ...

John Milton, George Burnett - 1809
...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...fabulous dragons teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill...
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Occasional Essays on Various Subjects: Chiefly Political and Historical ...

Francis Maseres - Great Britain - 1809 - 607 pages
...as active as that foul was whofe progeny they are ; nay, they do prefcrve, as in a vial, the pureft efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that...they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as thofe fabulous dragon's teeth; and, being srqucncei " fwn npand down, may chance to fpring-up armed...
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The life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living...lively, and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and. being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the olher...
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An Account of Ireland, Statistical and Political, Volume 2

Wakefield, Edward - Ireland - 1812
...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...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 81

1857
...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...extraction of that living intellect that bred them." Books have always been deemed a power ; the press is termed a fourth estate ; and yet art, pictorial...
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Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England, for the Liberty of ...

John Milton - Freedom of the press - 1819 - 311 pages
...as that Sou'.e was whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a violl the purest efficacie and extraction of that living intellect that bred...fabulous Dragons teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other hand unlesse warinesse be us'd, as__gopd almost...
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The Monthly Review

1824
...society, may be committed by an unlicensed press, there is no doubt. To use again the words of Milton, " Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...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...
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 1

Theology - 1814
...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...lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other...
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