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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 New-York Review, Volume 3

1838
...printing, recognizes it to be a matter " of greatest concernment in the church and commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well...imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors." And this is precisely the course we do not pursue ; if a book has any cleverness, it is sure to get...
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Selections from the works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - English literature - 1839 - 350 pages
...LIBELS. I DENY not, but that it is of the greatest concernment in the church and commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well...books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve...
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Tracts for the people, designed to vindicate religious and Christian liberty

Tracts - 1840
...civil wisdom. I deny not 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 viol the purest efficacy and extraction...
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The Bible Christian

Religion - 1840
...hae begun the gude work, e'en sae perfect it, an' ye shall nae want your reward in heaven.' BOOKS. 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 phial, the purest efficacy and...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with a memoir by J. Montgomery

John Milton, James Montgomery - 1843
...treatise : " I deny not but that it is of greatest concernment in the church and commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves, as well as men; and thereafter to confine in prison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors; for books arc not absolutely dead things,...
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Cyclopędia of English literature

Robert Chambers - 1844
...and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do 1 sharpest justice on them as malefactors ; for books i 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, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1845 - 372 pages
...Press. I deny not but that it is of the greatest concernment to 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 whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1845
...wisdom. I deny not, but that it is of greatest concernment in the church and commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well...books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve...
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Common sense, and the rights of conscience, vindicated, against spiritual ...

Independent Whig - 1845
...advocate of civil and religious liberty from 1641 until his death, 1674; and to use his own words, his " 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." But in spite of all his mental efforts, and the energy and skill...
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Cyclopaedia of English literature: a selection of the choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Carruthers - English literature - 1847
...deny not but that it is of the greatest concernment in the church and commonwealth, to have a ngilant meat choke, And all their spits are turning. Without...die, Well bury Ч in a Christmas pie, And evermore that soul »hose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve, as in a rial, the purest efficacy and extraction...
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