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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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Sketches of art, literature, and character [orig. publ. as Visits and ...

Anna Brownell Jameson - 1858 - 524 pages
...wisdom or genius. Listen to this magnificent sentence out of the volume now lying open before me — " Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature — God's...he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself. Many a man lives a burthen to the earth, but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit...
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Aemilia Lanyer: Gender, Genre, and the Canon

Marshall Grossman - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 284 pages
...famously of books "as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous Dragons teeth; [that] being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men" 7 —perhaps a masculine and military metaphor for the present context, but an apt one. One measure...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Elizabeth M. Knowles - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 1160 pages
...purest efficacy and extraction ofthat living intellect that bred them. AreoiMiyit it'll ( i (144) 8 As good almost kill a man as kill a good book: who...good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of C,od, as it were in the eye. Arenpagltica 1 1644) 9 A good book is the precious life-blood of a master...
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Electric Language: A Philosophical Study of Word Processing

Michael Heim - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 324 pages
...extraction of thai living intellect that bred Ihem — Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, Ood's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason...itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in the eye A good hook is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a...
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Ethics in Education

David E. W. Fenner - Education - 1999 - 380 pages
...compares a book to a human life when he claims, against censorship, that "unlesse warinesse be us'd, as good almost kill a Man as kill a good Book; who...Man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but hee who destroycs a good Book, kills reason it selfe, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye....
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Milton, Authorship, and the Book Trade

Stephen B. Dobranski - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 276 pages
..."I know they [books] 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" (A3v/492). To prepare a book for sale in the seventeenth century, book-binders sewed the sheets.45...
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The Constitutional Protection of Freedom of Expression

Richard Moon - Law - 2000 - 330 pages
...preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them ... [U]nless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man...itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye.' 50 In the view of Ong 1982, 46, because '[w]riting separates the knower from the known' it permits...
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A Short History of Europe, 1600-1815: Search for a Reasonable World

Lisa Rosner, John Theibault - History - 2000 - 478 pages
...but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are — And yet on the other hand unless wariness be used,...Image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself."18 Milton received his position as secretary as much for his writing ability as for his religious...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Edward Geoffrey Parrinder, Geoffrey Parrinder - Reference - 2000 - 389 pages
...charge of such a man? — Everybody in the Empire will help to do so. Mencius, I (4th century BCE) 9 Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's...itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye. John Milton, Areopagitica (1644) 10 Thou shalt not kill; but need'st not strive Officiously to keep...
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Radical Religion from Shakespeare to Milton: Figures of Nonconformity in ...

Kristen Poole - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 292 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" (720). Where antisectarian authors disparagingly discuss the "spring" of sectarianism, seeking its...
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