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" I deny not, but that it is of greatest concernment in the Church and Commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors. For books are not... "
The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors - Page 29
by Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 pages
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...and commonwealth to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves, as well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison and do sharpest justice on them...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...
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Libricide: The Regime-sponsored Destruction of Books and Libraries in the ...

Rebecca Knuth, John English - History - 2003 - 277 pages
...witness to the fires and quoted Milton: "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. . . ." This poignant description of the burning of the National Library in Sarajevo is by a former...
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Popular Print Media, 1820-1900, Volume 3

Andrew King, John Plunkett - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 1691 pages
...the Church and Commonwealth to have an eye how books bemean themselves as well as men, and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them...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,...
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Argumentation in Practice

Frans H. Van Eemeren, Peter Houtlosser - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 368 pages
...Commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye on how books demean themselves as well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them...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...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...and Commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them...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...
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Forbidden Words: Taboo and the Censoring of Language

Keith Allan, Kate Burridge - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2006
...and Commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how Bookes demeane themselves as well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison and do sharpest justice on them...malefactors: For books are not absolutely dead things, but doe contain a potencie of life in them to be as active as that soule was whose progeny they are; nay...
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The English Civil War: Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, and Witchfinders in ...

Diane Purkiss - History - 2009 - 680 pages
...Milton's passion for books: books, he writes, '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 ... As good almost kill a man as kill a good book.' As for books' power to corrupt, Milton will have...
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Augustine and Literature

Robert Peter Kennedy, Kim Paffenroth, John Doody - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 414 pages
...Augustine would agree with Milton that "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,"2 and in their books their relationship remains vital — that is, alive in the present — 139...
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The Human Rights Reader: Major Political Essays, Speeches, and Documents ...

Micheline Ishay - Political Science - 2007 - 559 pages
...and Commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them...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...
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The Reformation of Rights: Law, Religion and Human Rights in Early Modern ...

John Witte - History - 2007 - 388 pages
...soul" into his writing. Books, therefore, "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." It is "as good almost kill a man as kill a good book; who kills a man kills a reasonable creature,...
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