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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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John Milton: the Patriot and Poet

Edwin Paxton Hood - 1852 - 235 pages
...enthusiasm of genius and scholarship, upon the shrines of Liberty. He venerates the spirits of books; "for books are not absolutely dead things, but do...contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as the soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction...
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Sketches of English Literature from the Fourteenth to the Present Century

Clara Lucas Balfour - 1852 - 404 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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A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Volume 2

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1853
...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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The Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Prose and Verse

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1853 - 546 pages
...in tne church and commonwealth to have a vigilant eye how books demean therm.-lves ал well ai men. perforation of the precipice. At the mouth of the cave sale two figures; the first, bo ae active as tbat soul was whose progeny they are I know they are as lively and as vigorously productive...
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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1853
...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 iu them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve...
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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1853
...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 Sunday at Home, Volume 43

1896
...here. ' For books are not absolutely dead things ' — so said Milton — ' but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are. Many a man lives, a burden to the earth, but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit,...
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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1854
...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 History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...

William Spalding - 1854 - 414 pages
...eye how books demean themselves, as well as men ; and thereafter to confme, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors : for books are not absolutely dead things, but d< contain a progeny of life in them, to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nny,...
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The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer, Volume 5

1854
...wisdom ; " And books are the legacies they have left us. " Books are not absolutely dead things, but ib contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to...
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