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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; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. "
History of English literature, tr. by H. van Laun - Página 431
de Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1871
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Recollections of a Tour: A Summer Ramble in Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland

James William Massie - 1846 - 548 páginas
...such "do contain a potency within them as active as was that soul whose progeny they are ; nay," if " they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy...and extraction of that living intellect that bred them ;" and if it be " almost as good kill a man as kill a good book :" since " he who destroys a good...
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The Life and Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe

George Crabbe - 1847 - 587 páginas
...dend ; For where in all her walks shall study selie Such monuments of human state as these ?J »0 [** Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction ofthat living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1848
...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...and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth : and...
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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

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, 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 Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1849
...of his admirers. ' For books,' he says, ' are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose...and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1849
...not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them, to be as active as that soul en. To hill, or valley, fountain, or fresh shade,...song, and taught his praise. Hail, universal Lord ! them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragons' teeth ; and...
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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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