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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 - Seite 33
von Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
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Dictionary of Literary and Dramatic Censorship in Tudor and Stuart England

Dorothy Auchter, Dorothy Mays - 2001 - 403 Seiten
...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...itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye. . . . We should be wary therefore what persecution we raise against the living labors of public men,...
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Philosophical and Theological Opinions

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2001
...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...almost kill a man as kill a good book. Who kills a man, Mils a reasonable creature, God's image ; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills...
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The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and Documents

Kate Aughterson - 2002 - 608 Seiten
...I know they are as lively and as vigorously productive as those fahulous dragons' teeth, and heing sown up and down may chance to spring up armed men. And yet. on the other hand, unless wariness he used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good hook, Who kills a man kills a reasonahle creamre,...
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Books and Readers in Early Modern England: Material Studies

Jennifer Andersen, Elizabeth Sauer - 2002 - 305 Seiten
...they are; . . . 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" (CPW 2:492). Clearly Milton recognized the power of reading in the formulation of political ideas in...
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Guilty Creatures : Renaissance Poetry and the Ethics of Authorship ...

Dennis Kezar Assistant Professor of English Vanderbilt University - 2001 - 280 Seiten
...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. 7 Books can act, and act malevolently. We may recognize the social implications in this extravagant...
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Bookmarked for Murder

Marion Moore Hill - 2002 - 236 Seiten
...glowing as he did so. Then Mavis devised a new tactic, answering in kind. When he offered the following: As good almost kill a man as kill a good book; who...itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in the eye. —John Milton, Areopagitica Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of...
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Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion

Randal Marlin - 2002 - 328 Seiten
...prepublication and post-publication censorship: "as good almost kill a man as kill a good book ... he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in the eye."5 Perhaps his main argument is the argument from truth, that by prohibiting publication, the learning...
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Lying on the Postcolonial Couch: The Idea of Indifference

Rukmini Bhaya Nair - 2002 - 308 Seiten
...resultant process of destabilization, the good would be killed off along with the bad ("he who kills a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye"). The Enlightenment value of rationality—inherited, I have argued, most passionately by Rushdie himself...
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The Holocaust of Texts: Genocide, Literature, and Personification

Amy Hungerford - 2003 - 206 Seiten
...equivalent of persons vulnerable to law. Arguing against restrictive licensing codes, Milton suggests that "unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man...itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in the eye."22 In poetic and (later) novelistic envoi, starting at least as early as Chaucer, books are admonished...
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - 2003 - 331 Seiten
...name of the hills near the Acropolis where the upper council met - the heart of Athenian democracy.) As good almost kill a man as kill a good book: who...itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye a good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to...
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