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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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 81

Scotland - 1857
...third greatness, the power of art. Works thus wrought, whether poems in words, or pictures in forms, " 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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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 41

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1857
...third greatness, the power of art. Works thus wrought, whether poems in words, or pictures m forms, " 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 Perpetuity of the Seventh-Day Ordinance Accordant with Scripture ...

Richard BALL (of Taunton.) - 1857 - 92 pages
...thoughts which tend to man's blessing and happiness should perish with their possessor ; " 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 ma vial, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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The North British Review, Volumes 26-27

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 evil 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
...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 that living intellect that bred them. 1 know they are as lively, and as...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volumes 80-81

England - 1857
...thought they thus contain. To apply once more the words of Milton to our subject, there will be found "a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they will preserve, as ia a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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The Pioneer Preacher, Or, Rifle, Axe, and Saddle-bags, and Other Lectures

William Henry Milburn - Blind - 1858 - 309 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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A class-book of English prose, with biogr. notices, explanatory notes and ...

Robert Demaus - 1859
...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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Meliora, Volumes 1-2

Social sciences - 1859
...interesting of the present day. If ' books,' as Milton has said in his ' Areopagitica,' ' contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are,' surely it behoves us to see that that life shall be widely diifused. ' 1 know,' continues the poet...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors

Samuel Austin Allibone - American literature - 1859 - 3140 pages
...absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them, to be as active as that soul was, al p M~Mb 1 B G xd 0 >g u2 C 5 ah+ Ռ5 efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are ля lively and as...
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