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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 Life and Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe

George Crabbe - 1847 - 587 pages
...For where in all her walks shall study selie Such monuments of human state as these ?J 0 [** 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 Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 12

1847
...injured, their resurrection is sure. " Books," says Milton, " are not absolutely dead things ; they contain a progeny of life in them, to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are. The precious life-blood of a master-spirit, treasured up to a life beyond life ; they preserve, as...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - English prose literature - 1848
...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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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review

Theology - 1848
...that published at Rome in the oineteeth 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 Biblical Repository and Classical Review, Volume 4

Theology - 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 Biblical Repository and Classical Review

Religion - 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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1849
...justice on them as malefactors ; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency wly creep, Witness if I be siler-*i, mom or even....valley, fountain, or fresh shade, Made vocal by my song, efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as...
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The Wesley banner and revival record [afterw.] The Wesley banner ..., Volume 2

Samuel Dunn - 1852
...worthy of being engraven on the memory of our readers. " Books are no* absolutely dead things, bnt do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progey they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1849
...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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The North British Review, Volume 13

1850
...Areopagitica, Milton exerted all his powers in advocating the side of liberty. " Books," said he, " 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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