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Philosophical and Theological Opinions

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2001
...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 vigorously...
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The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright

Joseph Loewenstein - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2010 - 360 pages
...not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as the 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 encounters in Chancery in the...
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Justifying Belief: Stanley Fish and the Work of Rhetoric

Gary A. Olson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 178 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. —John Milton His words, like so...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 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 Irving intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively and as vigorously...
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Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Kenneth Ira Kersch - History - 2003 - 395 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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Popular Print Media, 1820-1900, Volume 3

Andrew King, John Plunkett - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 1691 pages
...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 whose progeny they are. In them is preserved, as in a phial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect which...
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The Universal Kabbalah

Leonora Leet - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2004 - 494 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. ... as good almost kill a man as kill...
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Our Own Selves: More Meditations for Librarians

Michael Gorman - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 224 pages
...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...are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. — John Milton, Areopagitica John...
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The Book: The Life Story of a Technology

Nicole Howard - History - 2005 - 171 pages
...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 and extraction of that living intellect that bred them . . . — -John Milton, 1643 address...
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The Intellectual Commons: Toward an Ecology of Intellectual Property

Henry C. Mitchell - Law - 2005 - 221 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 the living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously...
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