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" I deny not, but that it is of greatest concernment in the Church and Commonwealth, to have 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 are not... "
The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors - Page 29
by Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 pages
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...and commonwealth to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them...malefactors; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do eontain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: nay, they...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...vigilant eye how books demean themselves as 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 a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserv...
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Flower's Political review and monthly register. (monthly ..., Volume 9

Benjamin Flower - 1811
...commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as •well as men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them...dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them te be as active as that soul was whese progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...and commonwealth to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well as men, and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them...malefactors: for books are not absolutely dead things, but do cond P. wi 289. tain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...them as malefactors: for books are not absolutely dead things, but do ecu** P. wi 289. tain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: najr, they do preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that...
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An Account of Ireland, Statistical and Political, Volume 2

Wakefield, Edward - Ireland - 1812
...and eomnwn-wealth, to have a vigilant eye, how books demean themselves as well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them...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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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 81

1857
...thought they thus contain. To apply once more the words of Milton to our subject, there will be found "a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they will preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...
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The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year ...

William Cobbett - Great Britain - 1817
...justice upon them as malefactors ; for books are not absolutely dead things, but they have a potency of life in them, to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they contain, as in a vial, the purest extract and efficacy of that intellect which bred them. They are...
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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
...Commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how Bookes demeane themselves as well as Men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them...malefactors: For Books are not absolutely dead things, but doe contain a potencie of Life in them to be as active as that Soule was whose progeny they are ; nay,...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - Digital images - 1822 - 490 pages
...and commonwealth to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well as men, and therer after to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors : for books are not abso^ lutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was,...
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