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" ... 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.... "
Areopagitica - Page 5
by John Milton - 1898 - 159 pages
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Remarks on Johnson's Life of Milton: To which are Added, Milton's Tractate ...

Francis Blackburne - Literary Criticism - 1780 - 381 pages
...whofe progeny they are; are ; nay they do prefcrve as in a viol! the pureft efficacie and extradtion of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigoroufly produdtive, as thofe fabulous Dragons teeth ; and being fown up and down, may chance to...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - Literary Criticism - 1806
...as that soul was, whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserv e, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...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...
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The prose works of John Milton: with a life of the author

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...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 warincs$ PW vol. i. 280. be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book: who kills...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: Ecclesiastical law. Matrimonial law. Of ...

John Milton, George Burnett - 1809
...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...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 botrfc :-who kills a man kills a...
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Occasional essays on various subjects: chiefly political and historical ...

Francis Maseres - Great Britain - 1809 - 607 pages
...as that foul was whofe progeny they are ; nay, they do prefcrve, as in a vial, the pureft efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as thofe fabulous dragon's teeth; and, being srqucncei " fwn npand down, may chance to fpring-up armed...
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Geschichte der Poesie und Beredsamkeit seit dem Ende des dreizehnten ...

Friedrich Bouterwek - Literature - 1809
...aclive . as that foul was whofe progeny they are; my, (hey do preferve as in a vial the pureft efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorous ly productive, as thofe fabulous dragons teeth; and being fown up and down , may chance to...
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Occasional Essays on Various Subjects: Chiefly Political and Historical ...

Francis Maseres - Canada History 1763-1791 - 1809 - 607 pages
...as that foul was whofe progeny they arc ; nay, they do preferve, as in a vial, the pureft' efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigoroufly productive, as thofe fabulous dragon's teeth; and, being sequences " fc>wn upand down, may...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...as that soul was, whose progeny they are: najr, they do preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...lively, and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's tec-lh; and, being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other...
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The life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...that 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 armed men. And yet on the olher hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book: who kills a man...
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An Account of Ireland, Statistical and Political, Volume 2

Edward Wakefield - Ireland - 1812
...active as that soul was, whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...lively and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed again." Milton's Areopagaica...
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