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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. "
A Homiletic Encyclopaedia of Illustrations in Theology and Morals. ... - Pàgina 117
per Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1885 - 892 pàgines
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The American Biblical Repository

1843
...judge of such a man by the remains of his discourses will not do at all. " The books do not preserve the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them." The same may he said, though not perhaps with equal force, of other great orators, whose just fame...
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The Christian Teacher, Volum 3

1841
...as a motto on the title-page : — " Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potencie 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 piirest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that hrcd them. Many a man lives...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volum 41

1857
...thought they thus contain. To apply once more the words of Milton to our subject, there will be found " a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they will preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...
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The Chain Rule: A Manual of Brief Commercial Arithmetic

Charles Louis Schönberg - 1844 - 72 pàgines
...price 5s. 6d. neat cloth. " Books are not absolutely Head things, but do contain a potencie of lile in them* to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are : nay, they do preserve, « in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that l>rnl them. — Mauy...
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The Chain Rule: A Manual of Brief Commercial Arithmetic

Charles Louis Schönberg - 1844 - 72 pàgines
...I2mo. price 5s. <;<). neat cloth. 1* Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potencie of life in them, to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are: nay, ihey do preserve, 'u in H viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...
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The Christian Witness, and Church Member's Magazine, Volum 3

...affection and his hope wait on your proceedings. — A/iltun. Books ire not absolutely dead things, hut do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose priigeny they ate : nay, tliey do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of tliatliving...
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Common sense, and the rights of conscience, vindicated, against spiritual ...

Independent Whig, Andrew SCOTT (Member of the Merchant Company, Edinburgh.) - 1845
...1674; and to use his own words, his " 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." But in spite of all his mental efforts, and the energy and skill of Cromwell and his army,t the Commonwealth...
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Christian Examiner, Volum 3;Volum 38

1845
...Milton says, " to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves ; for books are not dead things, but contain a progeny of life in them, to be as active as the soul was whose progeny they are." It is of the greatest concernment to the present and the future,...
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The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany

1845
...Milton says, " to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves ; for books are not dead things, but contain a progeny of life in them, to be as active as the soul was whose progeny they are." It is of the greatest concernment to the present and the future,...
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Recollections of a Tour: A Summer Ramble in Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland

James William Massie - 1846 - 548 pàgines
...such "do contain a potency within them as active as was that soul whose progeny they are ; nay," if " they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy...extraction of that living intellect that bred them ;" and if it be " almost as good kill a man as kill a good book :" since " he who destroys a good book...
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