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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. "
The Methodist Quarterly Review - Page 149
1858
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The Tourist: A Literary and Anti-slavery Journal

Slavery - 1833
...acknowledgment of the devil'« right of superiority. — ROBERT HALL. Books arc not absolutely dead things, bnt do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul «..a whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and...
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The American Quarterly Observer, Volumes 1-2

Bela Bates Edwards - Theology - 1833
...commonwealth " — and we are before the public as pledged sentinels, to watch on behalf of both — " to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well as men," and has said something of the duty of sometimes " doing sharpest justice on them as malefactors." Notwithstanding,...
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Essays

Samuel Ward - 1834 - 68 pages
...deny not" he exclaims, "but it is of the greatest concernment in the Church and Commonwealth to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves, as well...not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency o! life in them tii be as active as that soul whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve, as in...
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Prose Works

John Milton - 1835 - 976 pages
...wisdom. I deny not, but that it is of greatest concernment in the church and commonwealth, to have progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was «hose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve...
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The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette, Volume 23

Industrial arts - 1835
...06906310 9 \/ A MECHANICS' MAGAZINE, MUSEUM, AND GAZETTE, APRIL 4— SEPT. 25, 1835. VOL. XXIII. " Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul who?e progeny they are; nay, they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ..., Volume 23

Sholto Percy - Industrial arts - 1835
...AND GAZETTE, APRIL 4— SEPT. 25, VOL. XXIII. л>» ИХ < " Books are not absolutely (leail thing?, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soulwho?e progeny they are; nav, they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham

Englishmen - 1836
...deny not," says he, " but that it is of greatest concernment in the church and commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well...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...
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Annual Meeting, Volume 6

American Institute of Instruction - Education - 1836
...suggest hints, rather than supply ideas ; they must be, as Milton says, " Not absolutely dead things, but contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are ; nay, they must preserve as in a phial, the purest efficacy...
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Annual Meeting: Proceedings, Constitution, List of Active Members, and Addresses

American Institute of Instruction - 1836
...suggest hints, rather than supply ideas ; they must be, as Milton says, " Not absolutely dead things, but contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are ; nay, they must preserve as in a phial, the purest efficacy...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham

Englishmen - 1837
...deny not," says he, " but that it is of greatest concernment in the church and commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well...sharpest justice on them as malefactors ; for books arc' not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul...
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