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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 Sunday at Home, Volume 43

1896
...ink. And yet, a soul is 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...
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The Methodist Review, Volume 7; Volume 15; Volume 37

Methodist Church - 1855
...AND NOTICES OF BOOKS. IT is of greatest concernment in the Church and Commonwealth to have a vigilint eye how books demean themselves as well as men, and...contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are. — MILTON. (1.) " Tfie Rich Kinsman, by SH TYNG, DD," (New-...
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Methodist Review, Volume 37

1855
...concernment in the Church and Commonwealth to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as weil as men, and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do...contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are. — MILTON. (1.) " The Rich Kinsman, by SH TYNG, DD," (New- York:...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 9; Volume 101

William Hendry Stowell - Literary Criticism - 1855
...ECLECTIC REVIEW. FEBRUARY, 1855. 1 IT is of greatest concernment in the Church and Commonwealth to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves as well...and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest iustice on them as malefactors; for books are not absolutely dead things, out do contain a potency...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 10; Volume 102

William Hendry Stowell - Literary Criticism - 1855
...imprison, and do sharpest 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...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 11; Volume 103

William Hendry Stowell - English literature - 1856
...ECLECTIC REVIEW. JUNE, 1856. " It i« 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 OB that «oul was whose progeny they are." — ffilton. LONDON: WARD AND CO., PATERNOSTER ROW. W. <•>.!...
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Laconics: or, The best words of the best authors

John Timbs - Reference - 1856
...Otway. MLI. 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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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...contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are. — MILTON. (1.) " Emblems from Eden, by JAMES HAMILTON-, D....
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and reader), ed ...

Henry Pitman - 1856
...in the Church and Commonwealth to have a vigilant eye how books 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...
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The Christian pioneer, ed. by J.F. Winks

Joseph Foulkes Winks - 1856
...careful what books they read. No man can deny this. JOHN MILTON 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...
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