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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 New-York Review, Volume 3

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...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 purpose...
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The New-York Review, Volume 3

Caleb Sprague Henry, Joseph Green Cogswell - 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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The Bible Christian

1840
...want your reward in heaven.' BOOKS. 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 phial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are...
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The Difficulties and Discouragements which Attend the Study of the ...

Francis Hare - 1840 - 32 pages
...OF EVERY MONTH, WITH THE MAGAZINES.] 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, they do preserve as in a viol the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. — Many a man lives...
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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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Tracts for the people, designed to vindicate religious and Christian liberty

Tracts - 1840 - 470 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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The Christian Teacher, Volume 3

1841
...as a motto on the title-page : — " 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, they do preserve as in a viol the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. Many a man lives a...
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The Methodist Quarterly Review

1860
...eye bow 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 & potency of life in them to he as active as that sonl v. .is whose progeny they are. — MILTON. I....
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The Methodist Quarterly Review

1858
...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, 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 History of England: From the Accession to the Decease of King ..., Volume 5

John Adolphus - 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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