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" I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book.... "
English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892) - Page 204
by John Matthews Manly - 1916 - 792 pages
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Christian Examiner, Volume 3

Theology - 1826
...spring up armed men. And yet on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as a good book. Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature,...burden to the earth ; but a good book is the precious life blood of a master spirit, imbalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. It is true,...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigourously productive, as those fabulous dragons' teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up...spirit, imbalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.—Milton's Speech on unlicensed Printing. MLil. It most behoves the honourable race...
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The Quarterly Journal of Education, Volume 2

Education - 1831
...preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. As good almost kill a man, as kill a good book : who...book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. We should be wary, therefore, what persecution...
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The Law Magazine: Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence, Volume 7

Law - 1832
...Esq. of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister at Law. In two volumes. 1831. Vol. i. pp. cxlv. 494. Vol. ii. 674. " As good almost kill a man as kill a good book. Who...earth, but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on a purpose to a life beyond life. We should be wary,...
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The Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe: The library. The village. The ...

George Crabbe - Poets, English - 1834
...vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to bring up armed men. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness...book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. It is true, no age can restore a life,...
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An Essay on the Origin, Character, and Tendency of Creeds and Confessions of ...

John Mason Duncan - Creeds - 1834 - 262 pages
...proclaim his creed from the rising to the setting sun. " As good almost kill a man," said Milton, " as kill a good book. Who kills a man, kills a reasonable...book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit ; embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life." Many such theological and literary efforts...
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Essays

Samuel Ward - 1834 - 68 pages
...chance to spring up around men. And yet on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost a man as kill a good book; who kills a man kills a...earth; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, imbalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life." Areopagitica, Milton's...
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volume 3

British literature - 1834
...Boo*.— As good almost kill a man a* kill a (rood book : who kill* a man kills a reasonable creaturo— God's image ; but he who destroys a good book kills...earth ; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. "Tis true no age can...
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The Prose Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1835 - 976 pages
...up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other hand, unless wariness be iiTil. as good almost kill a man as kill a good book : who...spirit, imbalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. It is true, no age can restore a life, whereof perhaps there is no great loss ; and...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 5

Englishmen - 1836
...bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragons' teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up...spirit, imbalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. It is true no age can restore a life, whereof perhaps there is no great loss ; and...
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