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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. "
Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ... - Page 64
by Samuel Austin Allibone - 1879 - 555 pages
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...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...lively, and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and, being sown-up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other...
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Occasional Essays on Various Subjects: Chiefly Political and Historical ...

Francis Maseres - Great Britain - 1809 - 607 pages
...as active as that foul was whofe progeny they are ; nay, they do prefcrve, as in a vial, the pureft efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that...they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as thofe fabulous dragon's teeth; and, being srqucncei " fwn npand down, may chance to fpring-up armed...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...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...lively, and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and. being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the olher...
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An Account of Ireland, Statistical and Political, Volume 2

Wakefield, Edward - Ireland - 1812
...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...lively and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed again." Milton's Areopagaica...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 81

1857
...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 as...extraction of that living intellect that bred them." Books have always been deemed a power ; the press is termed a fourth estate ; and yet art, pictorial...
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The Monthly Review

1824
...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...intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively arid vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth, and, being sown up and down, may chance...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 3

Theology - 1826
...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...lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth ;• and being sown up and down may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other...
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 1

English literature - 1814
...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 as in...lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other...
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A Selection from the English Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1826
...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...lively, and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth, and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...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 as in...that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigourously productive, as those fabulous dragons' teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to...
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