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" And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book: who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in... "
A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ... - Page 57
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The American Monthly Magazine, Volume 1; Volume 7

American literature - 1836
...but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself; kills the image of God, as it wore, in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a good book is the precious lifi-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life." We could...
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Sketches of English Literature: With Considerations on the Spirit ..., Volume 2

François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand - English literature - 1836
...reasonable creature, God's image ; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself ...... A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life Revolutions of ages do not oft recover the loss of a rejected truth, for the want...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 3

Englishmen - 1837
...the earth ; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, imbalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. It is true no age can restore a life, whereof perhaps there is nu great loss ; and revolutions of ages do not oft recover the loss of a rejected truth, for the want...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review

Religion - 1837
...but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, imbalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. It is true, no age...
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The cynosure, select passages from the most distinguished writers [ed. by ...

Cynosure - 1837
...but he who destroys a good Book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth; but a good Book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. MILTON. MY way must...
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Sketches of Germany. Art-Literature-Character

Mrs. Jameson (Anna) - Germany - 1837 - 356 pages
...up on purpose to a life heyond life. It is true, no age can restore a life, whereof perhaps there it no great loss : and revolutions of ages do not oft recover the loss of rejected truth , for the want of which whole nations fare the worse ; therefore we should he wary how...
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The New-York Review, Volume 3

1838
...a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are" — that "a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life," and it sadly damps his enthusiasm to behold them dealt with like a bale of cloth...
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Visits and Sketches, at Home and Abroad

Mrs. Jameson (Anna) - Germany - 1839
...— God's image ; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself. Many a man lives a burthen to the earth, but a good book is the precious life-blood...revolutions of ages do not oft recover the loss of rejected truth, for the want of which whole nations fare the worse ; therefore we should be wary how...
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Tracts for the people, designed to vindicate religious and Christian liberty

Tracts - Church and state - 1840 - 470 pages
...preserve as in a viol the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. — Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a good...book is the precious life-blood of a masterspirit, imbalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. MlLToK. LONDON : EFFINGHAM WILSON, 18,...
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The Difficulties and Discouragements which Attend the Study of the ...

Francis Hare - Bible - 1840 - 32 pages
...preserve as in a viol the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. — Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a good...book is the precious life-blood of a masterspirit, imbalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. MILTON. No. VI. THE DIFFICULTIES AND DISCOURAGEMENTS...
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