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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. "
Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes... - Page 83
by Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 pages
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton - 1806
...them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living...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...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, arid do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserv e, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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The life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living...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 olher...
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An Account of Ireland, Statistical and Political, Volume 2

Wakefield, Edward - Ireland - 1812
...well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors ; for books are not absolutely dead things ; but do...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 81

1857
...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...extraction of that living intellect that bred them." Books have always been deemed a power ; the press is termed a fourth estate ; and yet art, pictorial...
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The Monthly Review

1824
...society, may be committed by an unlicensed press, there is no doubt. To use again the words of Milton, " Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...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...
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 1

Theology - 1814
...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...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...
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A Selection from the English Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1826
...wpll as men ; and jthereafter to confine, imprison, and, do sharpest justice on them as malefactors. For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a phial the purest efficacy and extraction...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 3

Theology - 1826
...well as men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors. For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...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...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs]. 1st Amer. ed

Laconics - 1829
...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...that 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...
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