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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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John Milton: the Patriot and Poet

Edwin Paxton Hood - 1852 - 235 pages
...genius and scholarship, upon the shrines of Liberty. He venerates the spirits of books; "for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as the soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction...
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The History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...

William Spalding - English literature - 1853 - 413 pages
...; 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 World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1853 - 432 pages
...men ; and thereafier 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 Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Prose and Verse

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - English literature - 1853 - 546 pages
...church and commonwealth to have a vigilant eye how books demean therm.-lves ал well ai men. For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to bo ae active as tbat soul was whose progeny they are I know they are as lively and as vigorously productive...
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A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Volume 2

George Godfrey Cunningham - Great Britain - 1853
...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 Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1853
...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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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1853
...not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life iu 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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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1854
...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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The History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...

William Spalding - English literature - 1854 - 414 pages
...imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors : for books are not absolutely dead things, but d< contain a progeny of life in them, to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nny, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction...
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Reading lessons, ed. by E. Hughes, Book 1

Edward Hughes - 1855
...ever-widening circles. The great thinkers of our race still live and act through their works, " 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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