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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
edited by - 1889 - 701 pages
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 20

American literature - 1850
...is even something hallowing in the imperishability of a printed volume. "A good book," says Milton, "is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit. embalmed and treasured up on purpose, to a life beyond life. We should be wary how we spill the seasoned life of man preserved and stored up...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 20

1850
...even something hallowing in the imperishability of a printed volume. "A good book," says Milton, " is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit embalmed and treasured up on purpose, to a life beyond life. We should be wary how we spill the seasoned life of man preserved and stored up...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1852 - 558 pages
...but he who kills 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...master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life : 'Tis true no age can restore a life, whereof perhaps there is no great loss ;...
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The Works of John Robinson: Pastor of the Pilgrim Fathers, Volume 1

John Robinson - Congregational churches - 1851
...CONGBEQATIONAL MINISTEB, PITTSFIELD, AND PRESIDENT OF BOUDOIN COLLEGE, IN MAINE. " MANY a man," says Milton, " lives a burden to 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." As Mr. Eobinson did not live a burden...
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A Course of Reading for Common Schools and the Lower Classes of Academies ...

Henry Mandeville - Readers - 1851 - 377 pages
...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. It is true, no age can restore a 4 seasoned life of man, preserved and stored up in books; since we see a kind of homicide may be thus...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1852
...book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in the eye. Many a man lives a burthen to the earth; but a good book is the precious life-blood...not oft recover the loss of a rejected truth, for want of which whole nations fare worse. We should be wary, therefore, what persecution we raise against...
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Sketches of English Literature from the Fourteenth to the Present Century

Clara Lucas Balfour - English literature - 1852 - 404 pages
...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...master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life : 'tis true no life can restore a life, whereof perhaps there is no great loss ;...
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The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D ..., Volume 2

David Thomas
...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...master-spirit embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life." Fourthly. There is yet another method of raising Christianity to a supreme influence...
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John Milton: the Patriot and Poet

Edwin Paxton Hood - 1852 - 235 pages
...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...master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life." He appeals to antiquity : he shows that none of the worthy and ancient Republics...
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A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Volume 2

George Godfrey Cunningham - Great Britain - 1853
...men. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a book. Many a man lives a burden to the earth, but a good...master-spirit embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life." The publication of a book is like the scattering of seed upon the earth. The act...
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