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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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Select Academic Speaker: Containing a Large Number of New and Appropriate ...

Henry Coppée - Readers and speakers - 1867 - 546 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 as malefactors; for hooks are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 17, Issue 7

1852
...not the animate, breathing things we were wont to see in some quiet inlet. " For," exclaims Milton, " books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...active, as that soul was, whose progeny they are." Does it not wring your heart, dear fellow Bibliophiles, to hear of Chaucer in Websterian spelling ?—of...
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Education and Society in Tudor England

Joan Simon - Education - 1979 - 451 pages
...a growing scale. As Milton later proclaimed books, far from being dead things, ' contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are'.4 It was from the 153o's that Erasmus's works began to circulate in English at a time when those...
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The Literature of Controversy: Polemical Strategy from Milton to Junius

Thomas N. Corns - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 176 pages
...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 ....(492) Yet this seeming stress on the punishment of books...
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Beyond the Written Word: Oral Aspects of Scripture in the History of Religion

William A. Graham, William Albert Graham - Religion - 1993 - 306 pages
...it. - attributed to Rabbi Eliezer 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. - John Milton, Areopagitica Preface This is a book about the fundamental orality of scripture; that...
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Religion and Literature in Western England, 600-800

Patrick Sims-Williams - History - 2005 - 468 pages
...idea expressed by Milton in Areopagitica, as things 'not absolutely dead' that 'do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are, nay ... do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...
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The Ennobling of Democracy: The Challenge of the Postmodern Age

Thomas L. Pangle - Political Science - 1993 - 240 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 Culture of Violence: Essays on Tragedy and History

Francis Barker - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 258 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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Burying Uncertainty: Risk and the Case Against Geological Disposal of ...

K. S. Shrader-Frechette - Nature - 1993 - 368 pages
...hundred years ago, John Milton wrote that "books are not absolutely dead things," but "contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are." I hope that this book has such potency, the potential to help change things. I hope that it helps us...
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Polite Wisdom: Heathen Rhetoric in Milton's Areopagitica

Paul M. Dowling - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 113 pages
...not absolutely dead things") and with a traditional Christian term (soul): books "contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are." Previewing difficulties to come, however, the next clause breaks with this tradition in equating "soul"...
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