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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. "
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In the Spirit of Powys: New Essays

Denis Lane - Literary Collections - 1990 - 268 pages
...another of Milton's sentiments: For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose...are; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively and as vigourously...
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Strategies Argument Presentati

Hirchberg - College readers - 1990 - 814 pages
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Theory Now and Then

Joseph Hillis Miller, Uci Distinguished Professor Emeritus J Hillis Miller - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 405 pages
...makes literature a massive extension of anthropomorphism, as when Milton says books "contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are." 1 The second extended moment represented in these essays is the reception, assimilation, and transformation...
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The Chatto Book of Dissent

Michael Rosen, Mike Rosen, David Widgery - Political Science - 1991 - 457 pages
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Theory Now and Then

Joseph Hillis Miller, Uci Distinguished Professor Emeritus J Hillis Miller - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 405 pages
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Approaches to Literature Through Genre

Lucille W. Van Vliet - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 259 pages
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Francis Bacon[: Our Shakespeare

Edwin Reed - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 242 pages
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The Ennobling of Democracy: The Challenge of the Postmodern Age

Thomas L. Pangle - Political Science - 1993 - 227 pages
...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. I know they are as lively, and as...
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If We Build It: Scholarly Communications and Networking Technologies ...

North American Serials Interest Group - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1993 - 344 pages
...sixteen centuries later, are books: "for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose...are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them" (Areopagitica). The medieval book,...
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