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" I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book.... "
English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892) - Page 204
by John Matthews Manly - 1916 - 792 pages
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Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition

John Durham Peters - Philosophy - 2010 - 316 pages
...equation of censorship with murder in one of the more cited passages of the essay also wins him points: "who kills a Man kills a reasonable creature, God's...book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life." This extraordinary passage was written...
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Areopagitica

John Milton - Philosophy - 2006 - 100 pages
...bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up...spirit, imbalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. It is true, no age can restore a life whereof perhaps there is no great loss; and...
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Areopagitica

John Milton - Philosophy - 2006 - 80 pages
...bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up...spirit, imbalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. It is true, no age can restore a life whereof perhaps there is no great loss; and...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up...book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. 'Tis true, no age can restore a life, whereof...
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Burning Books

Haig A. Bosmajian - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 233 pages
...there were gods or whether not'" (1951 7). At the outset of Areopagitica, Milton personified the book: "[U]nless wariness be used, as good almost kill a...itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye" (1951 6). Both homicide and bibliocide are reprehensible. Sixteen years after Areopagitica was published,...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...ignominy of him that brought her forth. The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce introduction (1643) 6 pt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it. Harold...Pinter 4 There is something behind the throne greater Areopagitica (1644) 7 I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed,...
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Forme della censura

Massimiliano Morini, Romana Zacchi - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 201 pages
...living intellect that bred them [...] who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills...book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmend and treasured on purpose to a life beyond lifeĽ (trad. mia). morte di Oliver Cromwell e...
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The Human Rights Reader: Major Political Essays, Speeches, and Documents ...

Micheline Ishay - Political Science - 2007 - 559 pages
...bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up...book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. 'Tis true, no age can restore a life, whereof...
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A Socialist Manifesto

Eric v.d. Luft - Political Science - 2007
...bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up...itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye. Destroying, censoring, and restricting the written word and discouraging literacy have been standard...
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Toward Spiritual Sovereignty: A Secular Bible

John W. Casperson - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2007 - 252 pages
...spring up armed men. And yet on the other hand unless warriors be used as good almost kill a man as a good Book; who kills a man kills a reasonable creature,...Earth; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured upon purpose to a life beyond life."- John M.ilton,Areopagitica.John...
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