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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 British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer, Volume 5

Great Britain - 1854
...wisdom ; " And books are the legacies they have left us. " Books are not absolutely dead things, but ib contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and...
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Liber Cantabrigiensis, an Account of the Aids Afforded to Poor Students, the ...

Robert Potts - Scholarships - 1855 - 554 pages
...of bulky tomes ; for great books, like large skulls, have often the least brains.— WB Clulow. 456. 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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Liber Cantabrigiensis, an account of the aids afforded to poor students, the ...

Robert Potts - 1855
...the least brains.— WB Clulow. 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 that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as...
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Liber Cantabrigiensis.

Robert Potts - 1855
...generality of bulky tomes; for great books, like large skulls, have often the least brains.— WB CMow. 456. 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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Liber Cantabrigiensis, an Account of the Aids Afforded to Poor Students, the ...

Robert Potts - Scholarships - 1855 - 554 pages
...least brains.— WB Clulow. 456. 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 that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as...
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The Law Magazine, Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence

Law - 1855
...reported are, like books—to use the emphatic language of Milton—"not absolutely dead things, but they contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as the soul whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...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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Our Christian Classics: Readings from the Best Divines with ..., Volume 2

James Hamilton - Christian literature, English - 1857
...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 Rifle, Axe, and Saddle-bags, and Other Lectures

William Henry Milburn - Blind - 1857 - 285 pages
...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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Our Christian Classics: Readings from the Best Divines with ..., Volume 2

James Hamilton - Christian literature, English - 1857
...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 of...
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