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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 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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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 20

American literature - 1850
...the Areopagitica, Milton exerted all his powers in advocating the side of liberty. "Books," said he, "are not absolutely dead ' things, but do contain...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 Fourth Estate: Contributions Towards a History of Newspapers ..., Volume 1

Frederick Knight Hunt - English newspapers - 1850 - 298 pages
...who would check the printing press to consider well the value of its products. " 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 of...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 20

1850
...Areopagitica, Milton exerted all his powers in advocating the side of liberty. " Books," žaid he, " are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in liiem, to be as active лз that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve, as in a vial,...
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John Milton: A Biography, Especially Designed to Exhibit the Ecclesiastical ...

Cyrus R. Edmonds - 1851 - 251 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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Sketches of English Literature from the Fourteenth to the Present Century

Clara Lucas Balfour - English literature - 1852 - 404 pages
...justice on them as malefactors ; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them, to be as active as that soul whose...; 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 vigorously...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - American literature - 1852 - 558 pages
...justice on them as malefactors ; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them, to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a phial the purest efficacy and extraction of that which bred them. I know they are as lively, as vigorously...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1852
...men; and thereafter to confine in prison, 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 Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 17

1852
...animate, breathing things we were wont to see in some quiet inlet. " For," exclaims 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." Does it not wring your heart, dear fellow Bibliophilos, to hear of Chaucer...
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Foliorum Centuriae: Selections for Translation Into Latin and Greek Prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - English language - 1852 - 360 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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