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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... "
The orator, a treasury of English eloquence - Page 24
by Orator - 1864
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The Saturday Magazine ...

1834
...thoughts the best way. SIR W. TliMFLX. BOOKS are not absolutely dead things, but doe contain a potencie of life in them, to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they aie; nay, they do preserve as in a viull the purest efficacie and extraction of that living intellect...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 5

1835
...thoughts the best way. SIR W. TEMPLE. BOOKS are not absolutely dead fixings, but doe contain a potencie of life in them, to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they ate; nay, they do preserve as in a yioll the purest efficacie and extraction of that living intellect...
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The Prose Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1835 - 976 pages
...them interminably precious. " Books," says their author, " are not absolutely dead things," — " they contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are," — " the precious life-blood of a master-spirit embalmed and treasured up...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 5

1835
...thoughts tho best way. SIK W. TEMPLB. BOOKS are not absolutely dead things, hut doe contain a potencie of life in them, to be as active as that soul was whoso progeny they arc; nay, they do preserve as in a viol I the purest eflicacie and extraction of...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 3

Englishmen - 1836
...vigilant eye how books demean themselves, as well as men. For books are not absolutely dead things, but contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are. I know they are as lively and vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and being sown...
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Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Instruction, Volume 6

American Institute of Instruction - 1836
...than supply ideas ; they must be, as Milton says, " Not absolutely dead things, but contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are ; nay, they must preserve as in a phial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...
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Annual Meeting: Proceedings, Constitution, List of Active Members, and Addresses

American Institute of Instruction - 1836
...than supply ideas ; they must be, as Milton says, " Not absolutely dead things, but contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are ; nay, they must preserve as in a phial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 5

Englishmen - 1836
...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 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 Friend: A Series of Essays to Aid in the Formation of Fixed ..., Volume 1

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Henry Nelson Coleridge - 1837 - 555 pages
...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 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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Systematic Catalogue of Books in the Collection of the Mercantile Library ...

New York (N.Y.). Mercantile Library Association, Mercantile Library Association of the City of New-York - 1837 - 312 pages
...OREENWICH-STS. Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potencie of life in them to be as actire as that soul was, whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction <Л that living intellect that bred them. As good almost kill...
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