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" Dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance 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 book. Who kills a man, kills a reasonable creature. God's image ; but he who destroys... "
Chambers's readings in English prose ... 1558 to 1860 - Page 33
by Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
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Geschichte der Poesie und Beredsamkeit seit dem Ende des dreizehnten ...

Friedrich Bouterwek - Literature - 1809 - 506 pages
...chance to fprirg up armed men. And yet on the other hand, unlcfs warincfs be ufed , as good altnoft kill a man as kill a good book: who kills a man killę a reafonable creatitre, God's image; but he who dcftroys a good book, kills rcafon itfelf, kills...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 690 pages
...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

Wakefield, Edward - Ireland - 1812 - 952 pages
...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 again." Milton's Areopagaica in his Works, edit 1697, p. 374, " At the chapel of Kilfenora two schools...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 4

Tobias Smollett - Books - 1816 - 674 pages
...destroyed. " As good almost kill a man as kill a good book, (says our mighty master of politics and poetry:) who kills a man, kills a reasonable creature, God's...he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, the image of God, as it were, in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a good book...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 81

1857 - 924 pages
...example, from Milton's Areopaffitica, why should we not substitute " picture for the word " book '(" " And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book [picture] : who kills a I'MM kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book...
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 12

1823 - 496 pages
...useful works. Milton had remarked what Horace alluded to in his Vicum vendrntem, thus et adores/ "He who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, — God's image : but he who destroys a good book, kill's reason itself, — kills the image of God, as it were in the eve. Many a man lives a burthen...
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Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England, for the Liberty of ...

John Milton - Freedom of the press - 1819 - 464 pages
...bred them. I know they are as 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 hand unlesse warinesse be us'd, as__gopd almost kill a Man aS kill a good Book ; who kills a Man kills a...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volume 12

1830 - 890 pages
...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." * Some such feeling, as dictated this sentence of our immortal Bard, seems to have influenced the learned...
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Sketch of the History and Influence of the Press in British India ...

Leicester Stanhope Earl of Harrington - Censorship - 1823 - 218 pages
...establishment of a Censorship,— a fatal revolution by which reason herself was stifled : " For he who kills a man, kills a reasonable creature, God's...he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself."* Thus knowledge of every description was communicated or withheld, according to the arbitrary discretion...
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The Monthly Review

1824 - 570 pages
...that bred them. I know they are as lively arid vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth, and, being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men." Milton was no more insensible to the moral and political mischief intended by licentious writers, than...
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