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" 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. Who kills a man, kills a reasonable creature. God's image ; but he who destroys... "
Chambers's readings in English prose ... 1558 to 1860 - Page 33
by Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
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Horatio Hastings Weld - 1836 - 268 pages
...threescore, was just ready to be married for the first time? BOOKS. " WHO kUls a man," says Milton, " kills a reasonable creature — God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills Reason itself." Think of that, confectioners, who bake pastry under stray leaves of Milton, and envelope "kisses,"...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 3

Englishmen - 1837 - 494 pages
...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 spring up...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 a reasonable creature, God's image ;...
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Systematic Catalogue of Books in the Collection of the Mercantile Library ...

New York (N.Y.). Mercantile Library Association, Mercantile Library Association of the City of New-York - Classified catalogs - 1837 - 530 pages
...extraction <Л that living intellect that bred them. As good almost kill a man, as kill a good bonk : who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's...destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the ima^-.1 ut God, as it were in the eye. Many a man lives a burthen to the earth ; but a good oook is...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 2

1837 - 638 pages
...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 spring up armed men ! A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to...
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Annual Report, Volumes 1-18

American and Foreign Bible Society - Bible - 1838 - 1182 pages
...that bred them. 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, sir, when our spirits are brought into actual contact with this living principle in books — I mean...
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United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 1

United States - 1838 - 540 pages
...Milton, that books 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," how awful must be the conviction that even penitence for having uttered a wrong book, cannot kill its...
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Visits and Sketches, at Home and Abroad

Mrs. Jameson (Anna) - Germany - 1839 - 330 pages
...wisdom or genius. Listen to this magnificent sentence out of the volume now lying open before me — "Who kills a man, kills a reasonable creature —...he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself. Many a man lives a burthen to the earth, but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit...
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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - Conduct of life - 1839 - 404 pages
...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 spring up armed men. LICENSERS OF THE PRESS. LEST some should persuade ye, lords and commons, that these arguments of learned...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

British periodicals - 1841 - 640 pages
...was a good house; and the success of the piece was complete. OUR MONTHLY CRYPT. " As good almost to kill a man, as kill a good book : who kills a man, kills a reasonable creature, God's image ; but be who destroys a good book, kills Reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in the eye. Many...
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Home Sketches and Foreign Recollections, Volume 2

Lady Georgiana Chatterton - Europe - 1841 - 330 pages
...bred them. 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." In another place he writes, " Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a good book is the precious...
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