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TRACTS FOR THE PEOPLE.

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Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potencie of
life in them, to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are :
nay, they do preserve as in a viol the purest efficacy and extraction
of that living intellect that bred them.--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 up on purpose to a life beyond life.

MILTON. .

LONDON:

EFFINGHAM WILSON, 18, BISHOPSGATE STREET;

J. SMALLFIELD, 69, NEWGATE STREET.

1840.

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