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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 Monthly magazine, Volumes 54-56

Monthly literary register - 1822 - 1050 pages
...works. Milton had remarked what Horace alluded to, in his \ if urn rendentem, tints et adores ! " He who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, — God's...life-blood of a masterspirit, embalmed and treasured up, for purposes to a life beyond a life." THE RECORDER SYLVESTER. This successful lawyer had the hardest...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 692 pages
...teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other hsnrt, RANDOLPH ( burden to the earth ; but a good book is the precious in'o-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured...
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The American Biblical Repository, Volume 9

1837 - 548 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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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1845 - 572 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, imbahned and treasured...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1845 - 572 pages
...contain a progeny of life in TKerrT to be as active as that soulwas whose progeny Alicy are ; nay, thfy do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extrac\tion...of God, as it were in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a gcOcl ibook is the precious lifebjood of a master spirit, imbalmed and...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - 1845 - 404 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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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1847 - 712 pages
...spring up armed men. And yet, on the other band, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man u from Afric shore, When Charleniain with all his peerage...mortal prowess, yet obscrv'd Their dread commander ; 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 Life and Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe

George Crabbe - 1847 - 618 pages
...the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost, kill a man as kill a good book : who kill* a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image ; but...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 Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1848 - 566 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 life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1849 - 818 pages
...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...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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