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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 World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 442 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 History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...

William Spalding - 1853 - 446 pages
...up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be need, 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 masterspirit, MISCELLANEOUS WRITERS....
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Laconics, Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors: In Three Volumes, Volume 3

1856 - 374 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 lifeblood of a master spirit, imbalmed and treasured...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 1-3

Henry Pitman - 1856 - 1048 pages
...productive of some evil, although its general results were good. "And yet on the other hand," he added, " 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 life blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers. [Continued ..., Volume 4

Chambers's journal - 1856 - 432 pages
...being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And .... unless wariness be used, as good 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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The Book of Oratory: A New Collection of Extracts in Prose, Poetry and ...

1856 - 518 pages
...pursuit of useful knowledge. ERASTUS C. BENEDICT. 81. A GOOD BOOK. As good almost kill a man as kill a 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, embalmed and treasured...
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The Rifle, Axe, and Saddle-bags, and Other Lectures

William Henry Milburn - 1857 - 308 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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Our Christian Classics: Readings from the Best Divines with ..., Volume 2

James Hamilton - 1857 - 532 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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Our Christian Classics: Readings from the Best Divines with ..., Volume 2

James Hamilton - 1857 - 494 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 Rifle, Axe, and Saddle-bags, and Other Lectures

William Henry Milburn - 1857 - 330 pages
...being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. " And yet on the other hand, unless wanness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good...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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