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Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future

Alan D. Chalmers - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 175 pages
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Les âges de la vie en Grande-Bretagne au XVIIIe siècle: actes de colloques ...

Serge Soupel - Aging in literature - 1995 - 233 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. Who kills a man kills a reasonable...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - Poets, English - 1996 - 1539 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. . . . unless wariness be used, as...
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Paper Bullets: Print and Kingship Under Charles II

Harold M. Weber - History - 1996 - 292 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."35 Milton's notable reanimation of...
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The Western Heritage

Donald Kagan, Steven E. Ozment, Frank Miller Turner - Civilization, Western - 1998 - 1199 pages
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 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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Social Research

Social sciences - 1943
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The fourth estate. 1

Frederick Knight Hunt - British newspapers - 1998 - 600 pages
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The Western Heritage

Donald Kagan, Steven E. Ozment, Frank Miller Turner - Civilization, Western - 1998 - 719 pages
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