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" 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 progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. "
The Ceylon magazine - Page 2
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Flower's Political review and monthly register. (monthly ..., Volume 9

Benjamin Flower - 1811
...men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors ; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them te be as active as that soul was whese progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest...
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Prose Works ...: Containing His Principal Political and ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1809
...men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors ; for books are 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 a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 81

1857
...third greatness, the power of art. Works thus wrought, whether poems in words, or pictures in forms, are 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 a vial the purest efficacy and extraction...
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The Monthly Review

1824
...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. I know they are as lively arid vigorously...
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 1

English literature - 1814
...and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice en (hew as malefactors ; for books an; 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 a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of...
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Christian Examiner, Volume 3

Theology - 1826
...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. I know they are as lively, and as...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; for books are 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 a vial the purest efficacy and extraction...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...to confine, Imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; for books arc not nbsolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of 'life in them to be aa active as that soul was, whose progeny they arc; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy...
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The Biblical repositor (and quarterly observer) [afterw.] The American ...

Edward Robinson - 1848
...that published at Rome in the nineteeth year of this nineteenth century. If, as Milton says, " books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them," the noblest of them all will find their peers on the pages of the Prohibitory Index. Scarcely a score...
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The Tourist: A Literary and Anti-slavery Journal, Volume 1

Antislavery movements - 1833
...absolutely dead things, bnt do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul ..a whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extractan of that living intellect that bred them. — MILTOX. We should be wary, therefore,...
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