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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. "
History of English literature, tr. by H. van Laun - Página 431
de Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1871
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If We Build It: Scholarly Communications and Networking Technologies ...

North American Serials Interest Group - 1993 - 344 páginas
...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; nay, they do preserve as in...and extraction of that living intellect that bred them" (Areopagitica). The medieval book, sturdily bound to protect its contents from the ravages of...
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Burying Uncertainty: Risk and the Case Against Geological Disposal of ...

K. S. Shrader-Frechette - 1993 - 368 páginas
...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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Les âges de la vie en Grande-Bretagne au XVIIIe siècle: actes de colloques ...

Serge Soupel - 1995 - 233 páginas
...AGES DE LA VIE SELON WILLIAM BLAKE 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...and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image ; but he who destroys a good book, kills...
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Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future

Alan D. Chalmers - 1995 - 175 páginas
...assurance, expressed in his Aereopagitica: books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose...and extraction of that living intellect that bred them ... a good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, enbalmed and treasured up on purpose...
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The Best Test Preparation for the Advanced Placement Examination English ...

Linda Bannister, Ellen Davis Conner, Robert Liftig, Luann Reed-Siegel - 1994 - 272 páginas
...books are not absolutely dead things but do contain a potency of life in them to be active as that soul whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in...and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth and being...
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The Theatrical City: Culture, Theatre and Politics in London, 1576-1649

David L. Smith, Richard Strier, David Bevington - 2003 - 308 páginas
...tyrant for its uncompensated appropriation of other men's words. In so far as books 'contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are' (Areopagitica, CP, 2, 492), the misappropriation of another's words is, as Milton says in reference...
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Polite Wisdom: Heathen Rhetoric in Milton's Areopagitica

Paul M. Dowling - 1995 - 113 páginas
...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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Spirits Hovering Over the Ashes: Legacies of Postmodern Theory

H. L. Hix - 1995 - 208 páginas
...famous argument against the regulation of publishing, John Milton treats books as pure entities able to "preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them." He describes them as "reason itself," the "image of God, as it were, in the eye" (720). Where...
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Paper Bullets: Print and Kingship Under Charles II

Harold M. Weber - 1996 - 292 páginas
...entirely different and more serious key: "books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose...and extraction of that living intellect that bred them."35 Milton's notable reanimation of the legal discourse of censorship stems from a recognition...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - 1996 - 1539 páginas
...literature's vitality and importance: 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...and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. . . . unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book. Who kills a man...
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