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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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The Prose Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1835 - 1044 pages
...up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other hand, unless wariness be iiTil. 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, imbalmed and treasured...
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Select Prose Works, Volume 1

John Milton - 1836 - 448 pages
...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 a vial the purest efficacy...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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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 5

Englishmen - 1836 - 276 pages
...that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragons' teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to...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 cynosure, select passages from the most distinguished writers [ed. by ...

Cynosure - 1837 - 272 pages
...preserve as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them .. .Unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a Man,...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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Biblical Repository and Quarterly Observer

1837 - 1068 pages
...immortal mind when under the highest consciousness of freedom at the attempt made to fetter its powers. 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, imbalmed and treasured...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 3

Englishmen - 1837 - 494 pages
...chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almo.t kill a man as kill a good book ; who kills a man 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, imbalmed and treasured...
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The Bible Christian

1840 - 448 pages
...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...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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Tracts for the people, designed to vindicate religious and Christian liberty

Tracts - 1840 - 514 pages
...that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragons' teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to...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 ... George Crabbe, with his letters and journals, and ...

George Crabbe - 1840 - 360 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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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841 - 640 pages
...see — But breathe farewell for ever ! THOS. H. GLAMORGAN. OUR MONTHLY CRYPT. " As good almost to kill a man, as kill a good book : who kills a man,...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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