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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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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 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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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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