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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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1847
...eye how books demean themselves as well as men ; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest to die, Well bury Ч in a Christmas pie, And evermore potency of life in them, to be as active as that soul »hose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve,...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 12

1847
...injured, their resurrection is sure. " Books," says Milton, " 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, treasured up to a life beyond life...
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The History of the Church of England in the Colonies and Foreign ..., Volume 2

James Stuart Murray Anderson - 1848
...as malefactors : for Books,' he affirms, '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 ; they are as lively,...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review, Volume 4

1848
...but that published at Rome in the nineteeth year of this nineteenth century. If, as Milton says, " books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them," the noblest of them all will find their peers on the pages of the Prohibitory Index. Scarcely a score...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review

1848
...but that published at Rome in the oineteeth year of this nineteenth century. If, as Milton says, " books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them," the noblest of them all will find their peers on the pages of the Prohibitory Index. Scarcely a score...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review

1848
...but that published at Rome in the nineteeth year of this nineteenth century. If, as Milton says, " books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them," the noblest of them all will find their peers on the pages of the Prohibitory Index. Scarcely a score...
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Études littéraires ou cours complet de littérature anglaise

Georges Hardinge Champion - 1849
...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 soûl whose progeny they are ; nay, they do préserve,...
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The Wesley banner and revival record [afterw.] The Wesley banner ..., Volume 2

Samuel Dunn - 1852
...worthy of being engraven on the memory of our readers. " Books are no* absolutely dead things, bnt do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progey they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 20

1850
...Areopagitica, Milton exerted all his powers in advocating the side of liberty. " Books," §aid he, " are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in liiem, to be as active лз that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve, as in a vial,...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - 1851 - 558 pages
...eye how books demean themselves, as well as men ; and therefore 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 he as active as that soul whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve...
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