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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. "
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 2

1837
...with his memorial, in homage to the awakening prophet. For (to use the language of Milton), " 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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The cynosure, select passages from the most distinguished writers [ed. by ...

Cynosure - 1837
...ope their golden eyes ; With every thing that pretty bin, My lady sweet, arise ; Arise, arise. 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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The Friend: A Series of Essays to Aid in the Formation of Fixed ..., Volume 1

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Henry Nelson Coleridge - English literature - 1837 - 555 pages
...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 vigorously...
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Annual Report, Volumes 1-18

American and Foreign Bible Society - Bible - 1838
...preserved and stored up" therein. " For books," says he, (speaking merely of human productions.) " 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 New-York Review, Volume 3

1838
...about books, still less to give them utterance. The student is accustomed to the reflection that "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" — that "a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed...
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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - Conduct of life - 1839 - 350 pages
...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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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - Conduct of life - 1839 - 350 pages
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The poetical works of ... George Crabbe, with his letters and journals, and ...

George Crabbe - 1840
...For where in all her walks shall study seize Such monuments of human state as these P ] (I) [ w 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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The Christian Remembrancer: A Quarterly Review, Volume 12

Christianity - 1830
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Home Sketches and Foreign Recollections, Volume 2

Lady Georgiana Chatterton - Europe - 1841
...says MiJ ton, " in the thought of what incalculable good or evil may be done by one single book. Eooks 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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