Printed Word: Multiplying of God's Words

It is scarcely to be conceived how great a benefit has arisen to the Christian cause from the invention of printing. The word of God is that whereby the work of salvation is principally carried on in the souls of men: and the multiplying of copies of the Holy Scriptures, in such a form as to be conveniently portable, and at such a price as to be within the reach of the poor, has tended more than any other thing to keep alive the interests of religion, both in the hearts of individuals, and in the community at large.

Simeon, C. (1832-63).
Horae Homileticae Vol. 4: Chronicles to Job
p. 222 (2 Chron 34:27 Josiah's Penitence)