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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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The Pioneer Preacher, Or, Rifle, Axe, and Saddle-bags, and Other Lectures

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

Robert Demaus - 1859
...bred them. I know they are as lively and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth ;1 and, being sown up and down, may chance to spring...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 a.ge...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - American literature - 1859 - 3140 pages
...fabulous dragon's teeth; and, being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. As good almost to kill a man, as kill a good book : who kills a man,...earth ; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treaeuroil up on purpose to a life beyond life." — Joan MILTON....
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Rifle, Axe, and Saddle-bags

William Henry Milburn, Thomas Binney - Blind - 1860 - 151 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...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 can restore a life whereof...
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The Prose and Prose Writers of Britain from Chaucer to Ruskin: With ...

Robert Demaus - English literature - 1860 - 552 pages
...chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost Ml 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, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. It is true no age can...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With a Memoir and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Milton, James Montgomery - 1861
...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...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 University Quarterly

Universities and colleges - 1861
...Minister's Wooing." 116 The Use of Books. [Jan., ARTICLE XI.— THE USE OF BOOKS. "Unless wariness bo used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book....itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye." THE readers of the "QUARTERLY" will readily recall an Article which appeared in one of the earlier...
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Selections from the prose writings of John Milton, ed. with memoir, notes ...

John [prose Milton (selected]) - 1862
...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...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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The interviews of great men: their influence on civilization, by the author ...

Joseph Johnson - 1862
...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...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." After the execution...
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The Historical Magazine, and Notes and Queries Concerning the Antiquities ...

History - 1862
...as it would Ъе to estimate its worth by its weight. Milton has left us a suggestive admonition : "As good almost kill a man, as kill a good book ;...itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in the eye." If the destruction of a single good book involves such a loss, what should be thought of our criminality,...
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