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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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John Milton: A Biography, Especially Designed to Exhibit the Ecclesiastical ...

Cyrus R. Edmonds - 1851 - 251 pages
...bred, them. 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...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. It is true, no age...
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John Milton: the Patriot and Poet

Edwin Paxton Hood - 1852 - 235 pages
...bred them. 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...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." He appeals to antiquity...
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Sketches of English Literature from the Fourteenth to the Present Century

Clara Lucas Balfour - English literature - 1852 - 404 pages
...that bred them. I know they are as lively and vigorously productive as those fabulous dragons' teeth, and being sown up and down may chance to spring up...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 life...
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Foliorum Centuriae: Selections for Translation Into Latin and Greek Prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - English language - 1852 - 360 pages
...bred them. 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...itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye. [Classical Tripos, 1834.] 20. IN these extremities, the perverse obstinacy of the Athenians was very...
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The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D ..., Volume 2

David Thomas
...can bequeath to posterity. Estates and empires are nothing to it. "As good almost," says Milton, " kill a man as kill a good book. Who kills a man 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." Fourthly. There is...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1852
...sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. " And yet, on the other hand, unless weariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good...of God, as it were, in the eye. Many a man lives a burthen to the earth; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1853 - 432 pages
...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...book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. — Milton. BOOKS, BAD. — Some books,...
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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1853
...bred them. 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...of God, as it were in the eye. Many a man lives a burthen to the earth ; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and...
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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1853
...bred them. 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...of God, as it were in the eye. Many a man lives a burthen to the earth ; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and...
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The History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...

William Spalding - English literature - 1853 - 413 pages
...up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be need, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book ; who...earth ; but a good book is the precious lifeblood of a masterspirit, MISCELLANEOUS WRITERS. 5. The miscellaneous writings of our eighty years must not...
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