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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. I... "
History of English literature, tr. by H. van Laun - Page 274
by Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1873
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Remarks on Johnson's Life of Milton: To which are Added, Milton's Tractate ...

Francis Blackburne - 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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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: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, arid do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...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 them....
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton - 1806
...do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do eontain a potency of life in them to be as active as that...whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: Ecclesiastical law. Matrimonial law. Of ...

John Milton, George Burnett - 1809
...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...lively, .and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragons teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other...
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Occasional Essays on Various Subjects: Chiefly Political and Historical ...

Francis Maseres - Canada History 1763-1791 - 1809 - 607 pages
...as aftive 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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Geschichte der Poesie und Beredsamkeit seit dem Ende des dreizehnten ...

Friedrich Bouterwek - Literature - 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...whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as...
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