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" 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 ; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. "
The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author - Page 215
by John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
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History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1793
...fharp juftice upon them as malefactors ; for books are not " abfolutely dead things, but they have a potency of life in " them, to be as active as that foul was whofe progeny they " are ; nay, they contain, as in a vial, the pureft extract and " efficacy...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: Ecclesiastical law. Matrimonial law. Of ...

John Milton, George Burnett - 1809
...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 absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve...
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Geschichte der Poesie und Beredsamkeit seit dem Ende des dreizehnten ...

Friedrich Bouterwek - Literature, Modern - 1809
...thereafter to confine, imprifon, and do fharped jufticc on them as malefa‚ors: for books are not abfolutely dead things , but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that foul was whofe progeny they arc; nay, they do preferve as in a vial the purcft efficacy and extraction...
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Occasional essays on various subjects: chiefly political and historical ...

Francis Maseres - Great Britain - 1809 - 607 pages
...imprifon, and do (harped justice on them as malefactors; for books are not abfoluteiy 193 dead thing*, but do Contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that foul was whofe progeny they are ; nay, they do prefcrve, as in a vial, the pureft efficacy and extraction...
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Geschichte der Poesie und Beredsamkeit seit dem Ende des dreizehnten ...

Friedrich Bouterwek - Literature - 1809
...confine ,. imprifon, and do iliarpeft jnftice on them as raajefa‚ors: for hooks ere not abfolutely dead things , but do contain a potency of life in them to be as aclive . as that foul was whofe progeny they are; my, (hey do preferve as in a vial the pureft efficacy...
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The life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...justice on them as malefactors: for books are not absolutely dead things, but do cond P. wi 289. tain 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 viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them....
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...a vigilant eye how books domean themselves as well as men, and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors: for books are not absolutely dead things, but do ecu** P. wi 289. tain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they...
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An Account of Ireland, Statistical and Political, Volume 2

Edward Wakefield - Ireland - 1812
...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...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 them....
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The parliamentary history of England, from the earliest period to the year ...

William Cobbett, John Wright, Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain. Parliament, Scotland. Parliament - Great Britain - 1817
...execute sharp justice upon them as malefactors ; for books are not absolutely dead things, but they have a potency of life in them, to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they contain, as in a vial, the purest extract and efficacy of that intellect which bred them. They are...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 81

1857
...thus contain. To apply once more the words of Milton to our subject, there will be found "a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they will preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...
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