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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, Or, Literary Journal

Books - 1824
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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 Belfast Magazine and Literary Journal, Volume 1

Ireland - 1825
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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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Pamphlets

Dante Alighieri - 1826
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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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