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Argumentation in Practice

Frans H. Van Eemeren, Peter Houtlosser - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 368 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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Areopagitica

John Milton - Philosophy - 2006 - 100 pages
...men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; for books are 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 a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of...
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Daniel Deronda Volume Iii EasyRead Editi

George Eliot - Fiction - 2006 - 288 pages
...though dead, was yet to speak with him in those written memorials which, says Milton, "contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are," he seemed to himself to be touching the electric chain of his own ancestry; and he bore the scrutinizing...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 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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Areopagitica

John Milton - Philosophy - 2006 - 80 pages
...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 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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Burning Books

Haig A. Bosmajian - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 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" (5). Then, in condemning the Church's...
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Reformed Theology: Identity and Ecumenicity II : Biblical ..., Volume 2

Wallace M. Alston, Michael Welker - Religion - 2007 - 457 pages
...another person, as he explains: 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. ... [It is] as good almost kill a...
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A Socialist Manifesto

Eric v.d. Luft - Political Science - 2007
...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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The Human Rights Reader: Major Political Essays, Speeches, and Documents ...

Micheline Ishay - Political Science - 2007 - 559 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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