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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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Toward Spiritual Sovereignty: A Secular Bible

John W. Casperson - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2007 - 252 pages
...Best Self and you will hear it say: We are all one." "For books are not absolutely dead things, but... do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction...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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Toward Spiritual Sovereignty: A Secular Bible

John W. Casperson - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2007 - 252 pages
...Self and you will hear it say: We are all one." "For books are not absolutely dead things, but...do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction...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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The Human Rights Reader: Major Political Essays, Speeches, and Documents ...

Micheline Ishay - Political Science - 2007 - 559 pages
...as 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 of...
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A Socialist Manifesto

Eric v.d. Luft - Political Science - 2007
...called Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing to the Parliament of England: 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 of...
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The Reformation of Rights: Law, Religion and Human Rights in Early Modern ...

John Witte - History - 2007 - 388 pages
...searches, meditates," and then pours his "life, mind, and soul" into his writing. Books, therefore, "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." It is "as good almost kill a man as kill a good book; who kills a man...
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