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" ... 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.... "
Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ... - Page 83
by Samuel Austin Allibone - 1880 - 764 pages
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 1

English literature - 1814
...not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in...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 other...
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Christian Examiner, Volume 3

Theology - 1826
...well as men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors. For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...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...
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A Selection from the English Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1826
...wpll as men ; and jthereafter to confine, imprison, and, do sharpest justice on them as malefactors. For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a phial the purest efficacy and extraction...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in...that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigourously productive, as those fabulous dragons' teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...but do contain a progeny of 'life in them to be aa active as that soul was, whose progeny they arc; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy...that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigourously productive, Bs those fabulous dragons' teeth; nnd being sown up and down, may chance to...
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The British Critic, Quarterly Theological Review, and ..., Volume 12

1832
...as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they doe preserve as in a violl the purest cfficacie and extraction of that living intellect that bred...fabulous dragons' teeth, and being sown; up and down may chance to spring up armed men. * * * * A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed...
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Selections from the works of Taylor, Hooker, Barrow [and others] by B. Montagu

Jeremy Taylor (bp. of Down and Connor.) - 1834
...not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as...fabulous dragons' teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. LICENSERS OF THE PRESS. LEST some should persuade ye, lords and commons,...
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Essays

Samuel Ward - 1834 - 68 pages
...malefactors: for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency o! life in them tii be as active as that soul whose progeny they are;...extraction of that living intellect that bred them. 1 know that they are as livingly and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth; anil...
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The baptist Magazine

1834
...well as men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors : for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose pogeny they are ; nay, they do preserve, as in a phial, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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The Saturday Magazine ...

1834
...active as that soul was whose progeny they aie; nay, they do preserve as in a viull the purest efficacie and extraction of that living intellect that bred...lively and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth, and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. * * * A good book is...
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