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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 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 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 piirest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that hrcd them. Many a man lives...
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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 Chain Rule: A Manual of Brief Commercial Arithmetic

Charles Louis Schönberg - 1844 - 72 pages
...price 5s. 6d. neat cloth. " Books are not absolutely Head things, but do contain a potencie of lile in them* to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are : nay, they do preserve, « in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that l>rnl them. — Mauy...
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The Christian Witness, and Church Member's Magazine, Volume 3

...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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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - 1845 - 372 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 whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve,...
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Common sense, and the rights of conscience, vindicated, against spiritual ...

Independent Whig, Andrew SCOTT (Member of the Merchant Company, Edinburgh.) - 1845
...1674; and to use his own words, his " 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." But in spite of all his mental efforts, and the energy and skill of Cromwell and his army,t the Commonwealth...
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The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany

1845
...Milton says, " to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves ; for books are not dead things, but contain a progeny of life in them, to be as active as the soul was whose progeny they are." It is of the greatest concernment to the present and the future,...
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Christian Examiner, Volume 3; Volume 38

1845
...Milton says, " to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves ; for books are not dead things, but contain a progeny of life in them, to be as active as the soul was whose progeny they are." It is of the greatest concernment to the present and the future,...
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