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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 poetical works of ... George Crabbe, with his letters and journals, and ...

George Crabbe - 1840
...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 bring up armed men. And yet, on the other...
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The Ceylon magazine

...one of his most beautiful pros* Works *— " are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul whose...are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest essence and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. Many a man," he adds, "lives a burden...
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Tracts for the people, designed to vindicate religious and Christian liberty

Tracts - Church and state - 1840 - 470 pages
...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 viol the purest efficacy and extraction...
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The Bible Christian

1840
...hae begun the gude work, e'en sae perfect it, an' ye shall nae want your reward in heaven.' BOOKS. 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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Home Sketches and Foreign Recollections, Volume 2

Lady Georgiana Chatterton - Europe - 1841
...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...lively and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men." In another place he...
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Home sketches and foreign recollections, Volume 2

lady Henrietta Georgiana M. Chatterton - 1841
...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...extraction of that living intellect that bred them. 1 know they are as lively and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and being...
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The Methodist Quarterly Review

Methodist Church - 1860
...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...a potency of life in them to be as active as that sool was whose progeny they are. — HILTOH. • I. — Religion, Theology, and Biblical Literature....
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The Methodist Quarterly Review

Methodist Church - 1858
...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 a potency of life in them to be as active as thai fuiii was whose progeny they are. — MILTON. I. — Religion, Theology, and Biblical Literature....
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The poetical works of John Milton, with a memoir by J. Montgomery, Volume 1

John Milton - 1843
...but do contain a progeny of life in them, to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they arc. Nay, they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy...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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Cyclopędia of English Literature, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do 1 sharpest justice on them as malefactors ; for books i "% Chambers Robert" Robert Chambers( dra: -us' teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other...
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