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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 review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1849
...Liberty of Unlicensed Printing,' which will be familiar to most of his admirers. ' For books,' he says, ' 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...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1850
...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 North British Review, Volume 13

1850
...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 bring up armed men. And yet, on the other...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 20

1850
...absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in liiem, to be as active лз that soul was : z H3 = % ,# W8٢i 1Ϝ X,- v" g; H y 5( <c: \r ] ... % Ӽ *x v ^ i xH; K e n X 5 \ _ d QR d:I dragon's teeth ; and being sown tip and down, may chance to bring up armed men. And yet, on the other...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 20

1850
...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 8own up and down, may chance to bring up armed men. And yet, on the other...
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The Fourth Estate: Contributions Towards a History of Newspapers ..., Volume 1

Frederick Knight Hunt - English newspapers - 1850
...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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Sketches of English Literature from the Fourteenth to the Present Century

Clara Lucas Balfour - English literature - 1852 - 404 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...intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively and vigorously productive as those fabulous dragons' teeth, and being sown up and down may chance to spring...
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John Milton: the Patriot and Poet

Edwin Paxton Hood - 1852 - 235 pages
...not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as the 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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Foliorum Centuriae: Selections for Translation Into Latin and Greek Prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - English language - 1852 - 360 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...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 Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1852
...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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