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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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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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The Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe: With His Letters and ..., Volume 2

George Crabbe - 1834
...For where in all her walks shall study seize Such monuments of human state as these ? ] (I) [*' 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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Essays

Samuel Ward - 1834 - 68 pages
...malefactors: for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency o! life in them tii be as active as that soul whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. 1 know that they are as livingly and...
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The Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe: With His Letters and ..., Volume 2

George Crabbe - 1834 - 336 pages
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The Prose Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1835 - 976 pages
...men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; for books - - - - . - - - - - - - - - - -@- .!/#-$-%-&-'- /)-*-_.,---.-/-0- .2-3-4-n.N.F/T.U.:-;-<-=->-?-D/E/[ was «hose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction...
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The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette, Volume 23

Industrial arts - 1835
...absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul who?e progeny they are; nay, they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction uf that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively and as vigorously...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 3

Englishmen - 1836
...vigilant eye how books demean themselves, as well as men. For books are not absolutely dead things, but contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are. I know they are as lively and vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's...
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