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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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Reading lessons, ed. by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1855
...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...purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect which bred them." " A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...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. And yet on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 1-3

Henry Pitman - 1856
...in the Church and Commonwealth to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well as men ; 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." Milton did not forget that unlicensed printing might be productive of...
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The Christian Pioneer, Volumes 10-14

Baptists - 1856
...careful what books they read. No man can deny this. JOHN MILTON said, and he knew all about it — "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. A Good Book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit embalmed and treasured...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers. [Continued ..., Volume 4

Chambers's journal - 1856
...judicious eulogy, let us append Milton's more modern and more eloquent laudation : ' Books,' says he, ' 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 phial, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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Our Christian Classics: Readings from the Best Divines with ..., Volume 2

James Hamilton - Christian literature, English - 1857
...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...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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Our Christian Classics: Readings from the Best Divines with ..., Volume 2

James Hamilton - Christian literature, English - 1857
...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. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost...
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The Rifle, Axe, and Saddle-bags, and Other Lectures

William Henry Milburn - Blind - 1857 - 285 pages
...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 North British review, Volume 27

1857
...absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them, to be as active as that evil was whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve, as...that living intellect that bred them. I know they VOL. XXVII. NO. LIV. T are as lively and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 81

England - 1857
...absolutely dead things, but do contain n progeny of life in them, to be as active аз 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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