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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.... "
The Life of John Milton - Page 252
by Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
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Remarks on Johnson's Life of Milton. To which are Added, Milton's Tractate ...

Francis Blackburne - Education - 1780 - 381 pages
...whofe progeny they are; are ; nay they do prefcrve as in a viol! the pureft efficacie and extradtion of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigoroufly produdtive, as thofe fabulous Dragons teeth ; and being fown up and down, may chance to...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do eontain a potency of life in them to be as active as that...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 hand, unless warincs$ ...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserv e, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of...may chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness i PW vol. i. 289, be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book:...
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Flower's Political review and monthly register. (monthly ..., Volume 9

Benjamin Flower - 1811
...in them te be as active as that soul was whese progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living...lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragons teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other...
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Prose Works ...: Containing His Principal Political and ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1809
...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...lively, .and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragons teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other...
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Occasional Essays on Various Subjects: Chiefly Political and Historical ...

Francis Maseres - Great Britain - 1809 - 607 pages
...as active as that foul was whofe progeny they are ; nay, they do prefcrve, as in a vial, the pureft efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that...they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as thofe fabulous dragon's teeth; and, being srqucncei " fwn npand down, may chance to fpring-up armed...
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Occasional Essays on Various Subjects: Chiefly Political and Historical ...

Francis Maseres - Great Britain - 1809 - 607 pages
...as aftive as that foul was whofe progeny they arc ; nay, they do preferve, as in a vial, the pureft' efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigoroufly productive, as thofe fabulous dragon's teeth; and, being sequences " fc>wn upand down, may...
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Geschichte der Poesie und Beredsamkeit seit dem Ende des dreizehnten ...

Friedrich Bouterivek - Literature - 1809
...be as aclive . as that foul was whofe progeny they are; my, (hey do preferve as in a vial the pureft efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorous ly productive, as thofe fabulous dragons teeth; and being fown up and down , may chance to...
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An Account of Ireland, Statistical and Political, Volume 2

Wakefield, Edward - Ireland - 1812
...sharpest 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...being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed again." Milton's Areopagaica in his Works, edit 1697, p. 374, " At the chapel of Kilfenora two schools...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 81

1857
...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." Books have always been deemed a power ; the press is termed a fourth estate ; and yet art, pictorial...
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