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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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The Culture of Violence: Essays on Tragedy and History

Francis Barker - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 258 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 ofthat living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1993 - 1092 pages
...not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was Screwtape Letters, Leiter 21 (1942). 8 Tis chastity, my brother, chas efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as...
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The Best Test Preparation for the Advanced Placement Examination English ...

Linda Bannister, Ellen Davis Conner, Robert Liftig, Luann Reed-Siegel - Study Aids - 1994 - 272 pages
...malefactors: 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. I know they are as lively and as vigorously...
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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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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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Is There a Meaning in This Text?: The Bible, the Reader, and the Morality of ...

Kevin J. Vanhoozer - Religion - 2009 - 512 pages
...actions, is the Author. Thomas Hobbes5 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. . . . As good kill a man as kill a good book: who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image;...
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Electric Language: A Philosophical Study of Word Processing

Michael Heim - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 309 pages
...your Tears wash out a Word of it. —The Riibaiyat of Omar Khnyyam. trans. Edward FitzGerald 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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Romantic Poets and the Culture of Posterity

Andrew Bennett - Literary Criticism - 1999
...a belated transformation of Milton's argument in Areopagitica, that 'books . . . contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are', that they 'preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...
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