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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. ... - Pągina 117
per Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1885 - 892 pągines
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Sketches of English Literature from the Fourteenth to the Present Century

Clara Lucas Balfour - 1852 - 404 pągines
...not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them, to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve, as...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 pągines
...enthusiasm of genius and scholarship, upon the shrines of Liberty. He venerates the spirits of books; "for books are 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 in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction...
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A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Volum 2

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1853
...vigilant eye how books demean themselves, as well as men. For books are not absolutely dead things, but contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are. I know they are as lively and vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and being sown...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - 1853
...life in them, to be as active as that soul whoee progeny they arc ; nay, they do preserve, as in n vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living...intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, ami as vigorously productive, as those fabulous ilrai^n«' teeth : ami being sown up and down, may...
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The Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Prose and Verse

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1853 - 546 pągines
...tne church and commonwealth to have a vigilant eye how books demean therm.-lves ал well ai men. For foration of the precipice. At the mouth of the cave sale two figures; the first, bo ae active as tbat soul was whose progeny they are I know they are as lively and as vigorously productive...
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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an Introductory ..., Volum 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1854
...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 soul was whose...living intellect that bred them. I know they are as li vely and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth : and being sown up and down...
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The History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...

William Spalding - 1854 - 414 pągines
...imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors : for books are not absolutely dead things, but d< contain a progeny of life in them, to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nny, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of thnt living intellect that...
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The Sunday at Home, Volum 43

1896
...here. ' For books are not absolutely dead things ' — so said Milton — ' but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are. Many a man lives, a burden to the earth, but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit,...
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Reading lessons, ed. by E. Hughes, Llibre 1

Edward Hughes - 1855
...ever-widening circles. The great thinkers of our race still live and act through their works, " for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...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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The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer, Volum 5

1854
...wisdom ; " And books are the legacies they have left us. " Books are not absolutely dead things, but ib contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to...
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