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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 Prose Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1835 - 976 pages
...absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was «hose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a vial...lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and beingsown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 5

Periodicals - 1835
...active as that soul was whose progeny they ate; nay, they do preserve as in a yioll 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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The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette, Volume 23

Industrial arts - 1835
...06906310 9 \/ A MECHANICS' MAGAZINE, MUSEUM, AND GAZETTE, APRIL 4— SEPT. 25, 1835. VOL. XXIII. " Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul who?e progeny they are; nay, they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction uf...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 5

Englishmen - 1836
...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 phial, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 2

1837
...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...dragons' teeth ; and, being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men ! A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed...
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The Friend: A Series of Essays to Aid in the Formation of Fixed ..., Volume 1

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Henry Nelson Coleridge - English literature - 1837 - 555 pages
...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...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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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 3

Englishmen - 1837
...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 of that living...fabulous dragons' 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 almo.t...
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The cynosure, select passages from the most distinguished writers [ed. by ...

Cynosure - 1837
...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...extraction of that living intellect that bred them .. .Unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a Man, as kill a good Book: who kills a Man kills...
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Annual Report, Volumes 1-18

American and Foreign Bible Society - Bible - 1838
...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...extraction of that living intellect that bred them. They are as lively and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth, and being sown up...
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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - Conduct of life - 1839 - 350 pages
...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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