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" I deny not, but that it is of greatest concernment in the Church and Commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors. For books are not... "
The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors - Page 29
by Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 pages
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The New-York Review, Volume 3

Francis Lister Hawks, Caleb Sprague Henry, Joseph Green Cogswell - American periodicals - 1838
...thoughts about books, still less to give them utterance. The student is accustomed to the reflection that "books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are"—that "a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on...
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Tracts for the people, designed to vindicate religious and Christian liberty

Tracts - Church and state - 1840 - 470 pages
...and Commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well as men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison and do sharpest justice on them...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...
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The Ceylon magazine

...dreams, Be wise and tute." "For \books,"— says Ivlilton in one of his most beautiful pros* Works *— " are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest essence and extraction of that...
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The Methodist Quarterly Review, Volume 18; Volume 40

Methodist Church - 1858
...and Commonwealth to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well as men, and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them...malefactors ; for books are not absolutely dead things, bnt do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are. —...
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The Methodist Quarterly Review

Methodist Church - 1860
...and Commonwealth to have a vigilant eve how books demean themselves as well as men, and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors ; for books arc not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul...
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The History of England: From the Accession to the Decease of King ..., Volume 5

John Adolphus - Great Britain - 1842
...justice upon them as " malefactors ; for books are not absolutely dead " things ; but they have a potency of life in them, to " be as active as that soul was whose progeny they " are : nay, they contain, as in a vial, the purest ex" tract and efficacy of that intellect which bred them. " They...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with a memoir by J. Montgomery, Volume 1

John Milton - 1843
...and thereafter to confine in prison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; for books arc not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny...to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they arc. Nay, they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 41

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 in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...
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The Christian Witness, and Church Member's Magazine, Volume 3

Theology
...affection and his hope wait on your proceedings. — A/iltun. Books ire not absolutely dead things, hut do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose priigeny they ate : nay, tliey do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of tliatliving...
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The Chain Rule: A Manual of Brief Commercial Arithmetic

Charles Louis Schönberg - 1844 - 72 pages
...I2mo. price 5s. <;<). neat cloth. 1* Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potencie of life in them, to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are: nay, ihey do preserve, 'u in H viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...
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