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" I know they are 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 hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book.... "
The poetical works of John Milton, with a memoir by J. Montgomery - Page xvii
by John Milton - 1843
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Christian Examiner and Theological Review, Volume 3

1826 - 548 pages
...spring up armed men. And yet on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as a good book. Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature,...of God, as it were in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a good book is the precious life blood of a master spirit, imbalmed and treasured...
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The Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature, Volume 17

James Silk Buckingham - 1828 - 598 pages
...this subject, which may be considered as a genuine instance of the sublime : ' Who kills a man, kilU a reasonable creature, God's image ; but he who destroys...itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye We should be wary, therefore, what persecution we raise against the living labours of public men, how...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., Volume 3

Laconics - 1829 - 352 pages
...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 spring...of God, as it were in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, imbalmed and treasured...
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The Quarterly Journal of Education, Volume 2

1831 - 424 pages
...preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. As good almost kill a man, as kill a good book : who...of God, as it were, in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured...
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The Law Magazine: Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence, Volume 7

1832 - 536 pages
...Esq. of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister at Law. In two volumes. 1831. Vol. i. pp. cxlv. 494. Vol. ii. 674. " As good almost kill a man as kill a good book. Who...of God, as it were, in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth, but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured...
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The Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe: The library. The village. The ...

George Crabbe - 1834 - 358 pages
...vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to bring up armed men. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness...of God, as it were in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured...
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Essays

Samuel Ward - 1834 - 84 pages
...chance to spring up around men. And yet on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost a man as kill a good book; who kills a man kills a...of God, as it were, in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, imbalmed and treasured...
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An Essay on the Origin, Character, and Tendency of Creeds and Confessions of ...

John Mason Duncan - 1834 - 276 pages
...proclaim his creed from the rising to the setting sun. " As good almost kill a man," said Milton, " as kill a good book. Who kills a man, kills a reasonable...of God, as it were, in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit ; embalmed and...
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volume 3

1834 - 532 pages
...Boo*.— As good almost kill a man a* kill a (rood book : who kill* a man kills a reasonable creaturo— God's image ; but he who destroys a good book kills...of God, as it were, in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured...
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The baptist Magazine

1834 - 606 pages
...almost kill a man as kill a good book : who kills a man, kills a reasonable creature, God's image ; hut he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself,...of God, as it were, in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a good book is the precious life blood of a master spirit, imbalmed and treasured...
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