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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 Fourth Estate: Contributions Towards a History of Newspapers ..., Volume 1

Frederick Knight Hunt - 1850 - 326 pages
...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 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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1850 - 710 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 Christian reformer; or, Unitarian magazine and review [ed. by ..., Volume 6

Robert Aspland - 1850 - 794 pages
...Two or three years previously, Milton had with matchless eloquence denounced the burning of books. "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 Friend, Conducted by S.T. Coleridge, No, Volume 1

Henry Nelson Coleridge - 1850 - 304 pages
...man, kills a reafonable creature, God's image ; but he who deftroys a good book, kills reafon itfelf, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye. Many...earth ; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a mafter fpirit, embalmed and treafured up on purpofe to a life beyond life. MILTON'S Speech for...
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John Milton: A Biography, Especially Designed to Exhibit the Ecclesiastical ...

Cyrus R. Edmonds - 1851 - 418 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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A Course of Reading for Common Schools and the Lower Classes of Academies ...

Henry Mandeville - 1851 - 396 pages
...disappointed benevolence, or the warmth of indignant virtue. Mackenzie. SEC. LX. THE VALUE OF A GOOD BOOK. 1 man, kills a reasonable creature : God's image ; but...of God, as it were, in the eye. Many a man lives a bur As good almost kill a man, as kill a book : who kills a 2 den to the earth ; but a good book is...
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John Milton: the Patriot and Poet

Edwin Paxton Hood - 1852 - 256 pages
...things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as the 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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Foliorum Centuriae: Selections for Translation Into Latin and Greek Prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1852 - 380 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...itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye. [Classical Tripos, 1834.] 20. IN these extremities, the perverse obstinacy of the Athenians was very...
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Sketches of English Literature from the Fourteenth to the Present Century

Clara Lucas Balfour - 1852 - 458 pages
...intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively and vigorously 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, embalmed and treasured...
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The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D ..., Volume 2

David Thomas - 458 pages
...can bequeath to posterity. Estates and empires are nothing to it. "As good almost," says Milton, " 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 embalmed and treasured...
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