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Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a certain potency of life in them, to be as active as the soul whose progeny they are; they preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of the living intellect that bred them.

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John Milton (December 9, 1608 November 8, 1674) was an English poet, best-known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.

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