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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 Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 41

1857
...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." Books have always been deemed a power ; the press is termed a fourth estate ; and yet art, pictorial...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1845 - 372 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...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 almost...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1845
...contain a progeny of life in TKerrT to be as active as that soulwas whose progeny Alicy are ; nay, thfy do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extrac\tion...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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Common sense, and the rights of conscience, vindicated, against spiritual ...

Independent Whig - 1845
...advocate of civil and religious liberty from 1641 until his death, 1674; and to use his own words, his " 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." But in spite of all his mental efforts, and the energy and skill of Cromwell...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...well as men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; e «o rigorously productive, as those fabulous dragons' teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...well as men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; mas pie, And evermore »hose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve, as in a rial, the purest efficacy and extraction of...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - English prose literature - 1848
...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.* And yet, on the other...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1849
...well as men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors ; waters glide, and ye that walk The earth, and stately...song, and taught his praise. Hail, universal Lord ! und down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as...
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The Wesley banner and revival record [afterw.] The Wesley banner ..., Volume 2

Samuel Dunn - 1852
...absolutely dead things, bnt do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progey gates; in the city she uttereth her words saying,...love simplicity, and the sinners delight in then- rigorously productive, aa those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to...
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Études littéraires ou cours complet de littérature anglaise

Georges Hardinge Champion - 1849
...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 soûl whose progeny they are ; nay, they do préserve, as in a vial, Ihe purest efficacy and extraction...
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