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Dictionary of Literary and Dramatic Censorship in Tudor and Stuart England

Dorothy Auchter, Dorothy Mays - Reference - 2001 - 403 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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British Literature 1640 - 1789: An Anthology

Robert DeMaria, Jr. - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 976 pages
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Guilty Creatures : Renaissance Poetry and the Ethics of Authorship ...

Dennis Kezar Assistant Professor of English Vanderbilt University - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 280 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 vigorously...
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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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British Writers: Retrospective supplement, Volume 2

Jay Parini - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 509 pages
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George Eliot's Dialogue with John Milton

Anna K. Nardo - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 278 pages
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The Classical Association: The First Century, 1903-2003, Volumes 61-64

Christopher Stray - Classical education - 2003 - 300 pages
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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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