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" ... their shadows in perfect stillness — how soon, upon any call of patriotism, or of necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion — how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage — how... "
The Great Triumphs of Great Men - Page 117
edited by - 1875 - 624 pages
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History ..., Volume 42; Volume 65

History - 1824 - 884 pages
...would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage — how quietly it would put forth all its beauty and its bravery — collect its scattered elements of...power to be put forth on an adequate occasion. But God forhid that that occasion should arise ! After a war sustained for nearly a quarter of a century —...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 63

England - 1848 - 802 pages
...would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage — how quickly it would put forth all its beanty and its bravery, collect its scattered elements of strength, and awaken its dormant thunder!" — how soon would the flag of Waterloo again be unfurled to the breeze ! A GERMAN DITTY. The following...
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Cobbett's Political Register, Volume 48

William Cobbett - Great Britain - 1823 - 430 pages
...its swelling plumage — how quickly it w»uld put forth 327 NOVEMBER 8, 1823. all its beauty, and its bravery — collect its scattered elements of strength, and awaken its dormant thunder. [Loud and continued thunders of apptaise.'J— Such, as is one of these magnificent machines when springing...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1824 - 890 pages
...would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage — how quickly it would put forth all its beauty and its bravery — collect its scattered elements of...might — such is England herself, while apparently )«ssive and motionless she silently concentrates the power to be put forth on an adequate occasion....
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The Annual Register, Volume 65

History - 1824 - 894 pages
...would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage — how quickly it would put forth all its beauty and its bravery — collect its scattered elements of...might — such is England herself, while apparently jxwsive and motionless she silently concentrates the power to be put forth on an adequate occasion....
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Annual Register, Volume 65

Edmund Burke - History - 1824 - 918 pages
...would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage — how quickly it would put forth all its beauty and its bravery — collect its scattered elements of...awaken its dormant thunder. Such as is one of these magnifident machines when springing from inaction 'into a display of its might — such is England...
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The National magazine and general review

James Lyon (of Fairhaven, Vermont) - 486 pages
...scattered ttements of strength, and awaken its dormant thunder. (Loud and continued thunders of applause.) Such as is one of these magnificent machines when...springing from inaction into a display of its might — MI, ii is Kngtand herself, white apparently passive and motionless she silently concentrates the...
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Monthly Review; Or Literary Journal Enlarged

1826 - 570 pages
...would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage ;—how quickly it would put forth all its beauty and its bravery, collect its scattered elements of strength, and awaken its dormant thunder. (Long and continued thunders of applause.) Such as is one of these magnificent machines when springing...
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The Political Primer; Or, Road to Public Honours

Great Britain - 1826 - 216 pages
...would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage ; — how quickly it would put forth all its beauty and its bravery, collect its scattered elements of strength, and awaken its dormant thunder. (Long and continued , tish Ministry to the European Cabinets, through the ears of the unsuspecting...
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The Political Primer: Or, Road to Public Honours

Political primer - Great Britain - 1826 - 208 pages
...would ruffle, as it were, its swelling ' plumage ;—how quickly it would put forth all its beauty and its bravery, collect its scattered elements of strength, and awaken its dormant thunder. (Long and continued tish Ministry to the European Cabinets, through the ears of the unsuspecting inhabitants...
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