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" ... 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. "
A Homiletic Encyclopaedia of Illustrations in Theology and Morals. ... - Page 117
by Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1885 - 892 pages
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REMARKS ON JOHNSON'S LIFE OF MILTON.

Francis Blackburne - 1780 - 444 pages
...whofe progeny they are; are ; nay they do prefcrve as in a viol! the pureft efficacie and extradtion of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigoroufly produdtive, as thofe fabulous Dragons teeth ; and being fown up and down, may chance to...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806 - 602 pages
...justice on them as malefactors; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do eontain 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 of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806 - 624 pages
...justice on them as malefactors; 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 preserv e, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them....
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Flower's Political review and monthly register. (monthly ..., Volume 9

Benjamin Flower - 1811 - 578 pages
...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 a progeny of life in them te be as active as that soul was whese progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest...
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Occasional Essays on Various Subjects: Chiefly Political and Historical ...

Francis Maseres - 1809 - 638 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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Occasional Essays on Various Subjects: Chiefly Political and Historical ...

Francis Maseres - 1809 - 636 pages
...as aftive as that foul was whofe progeny they arc ; nay, they do preferve, as in a vial, the pureft' efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigoroufly productive, as thofe fabulous dragon's teeth; and, being sequences " fc>wn upand down, may...
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Geschichte der Poesie und Beredsamkeit seit dem Ende des dreizehnten ...

Friedrich Bouterwek - 1809 - 500 pages
...be as aclive . as that foul was whofe progeny they are; my, (hey do preferve as in a vial the pureft efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorous ly productive, as thofe fabulous dragons teeth; and being fown up and down , may chance to...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 690 pages
...them as malefactors: for books are not absolutely dead things, but do cond P. wi 289. tain 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 of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 684 pages
...them as malefactors: for books are not absolutely dead things, but do ecu** P. wi 289. tain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: najr, they do preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that...
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An Account of Ireland, Statistical and Political, Volume 2

Wakefield, Edward - 1812 - 954 pages
...justice on them as malefactors ; 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 viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as...
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