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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 Eclectic Review

1855
...iustice on them as malefactors; for books are not absolutely dead things, out do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are.' — Milton. LONDON: WARD AND CO., PATERNOSTER ROW. W. OLIPHANT AM. SON, KJ>IM;lui;i! : B. JACKSON,...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 10; Volume 102

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1855
...iustice on them as malefactors; for books are not absolutely dead things, out do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they an'—MiltoM. LONDON: WAED AND CO., PATERNOSTER ROW. W. OLIPHANT AND SON, EDINBURGH : R. STARK, GLASGOW:...
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The Law Magazine, Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence

1855
...reported are, like books—to use the emphatic language of Milton—"not absolutely dead things, but they contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as the soul whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers. [Continued ..., Volume 4

Chambers's journal - 1856
...eloquent laudation : ' Books,' says he, ' 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 British Educator

1856
...say some. True, but what arc books? Hear Milton : " Books contain a progeny of life in them, to bo 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 liviug intellect that bred them. A good work is a...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 1-3

Henry Pitman - 1856
...demean themselves as well as men ; 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." Milton did not forget that unlicensed printing might be productive of some evil, although its general...
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The Eclectic Review

1856
...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 OB that «oul was whose progeny they are." — ffilton. LONDON:...
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The Christian Pioneer, Volumes 10-14

1856
...said, and he knew all about it — "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. A Good Book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a...
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Land and Lee in the Bosphorus and Ægean; Or, Views of Athens and Constantinople

Walter Colton, Henry Theodore Cheever - 1856 - 366 pages
...Dutct itre***. Books are not absolutely dead things, bat do contain a progeny of life in them, to te as active as that soul was whose progeny they are : nay, they do preserve, as tn & vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them." MILTON. PREFACE....
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Methodist Review, Volume 38

1856
...books demean themselves as well as men, and thereafter to confine, imprispn, and do sharpest justice ou 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. — MILTON. (1.) "...
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