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" Lords and Commons of England, consider what nation it is whereof ye are and whereof ye are the governors : a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, subtle and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach... "
The Retrospective Review - Page 18
1824
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

English poetry - 1826
..." Lords and commons of England ! Consider what nation it is whereof ye are the governors : a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit; acute to invent, subtile and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity...
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Parliamentary History and Review, Volume 1

1826
...Lords and Commons of England ! Consider what nation it n whereof ye are the governors : a nation nut slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit ; acute to invent, subtile and sinewy to discourse, not beneath Ihe reach of any point the highest that human capacity...
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The Englishman's magazine [ed. by E. Moxon].

1831
...of its immortal advocate, "of a quirk, ingenious, and piercing spirit — acute to invent, subtile and sinewy to discourse — not beneath the reach...point the highest that human capacity can soar to." That James could have deceived himself respecting the nature of the monarchy of England was utterly...
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The Quarterly Journal of Education, Volume 5

Education - 1833
...nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, subtile and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of...point the highest that human capacity can soar to." ' This is certainly a satisfactory view of the tendencies of the popular mind, and one which is highly...
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Pamphlets for the people. [36 political pamphlets, written or ed. by J.A ...

John Arthur Roebuck - Great Britain - 1835
...Consider, Sir, what nation it is whereof ye are, and whereof ye are one of the governors ; a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, subtile aad sinewy in' discourse, not beneath the reach of any point, the highest that human capacity...
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The Prose Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1835 - 976 pages
...have swept away the curse of the dust from these volumes long since, and, in " such a nation as this, not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit," should, in spite of popular ingratitude or fickleness, or the fire of the common hangman, or the cavils...
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Education Reform, Volume 1

Sir Thomas Wyse - Education - 1836 - 553 pages
...of England ! consider what nation it is whereof ye are, and whereof ye are the governors : a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and...point the highest that human capacity can soar to. What wants there to such a towardly and pregnant soile, but wise and Jaithfull laboureri to make a...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal

1836
...upon a sinking deck, • " A nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, nnd piercing ipirit, }e c thu highest that human capacity can soar to." — Artopagilica. VOL. VIII. •* Or smooths his pillow...
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Select Prose Works, Volume 1

John Milton - 1836 - 2 pages
...of England ! consider what nation it is whereof ye are, and whereof ye are the governors : a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit ; acute to invent, subtile and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity...
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Curiosities of Literature

Bolton Corney - English literature - 1838 - 256 pages
...to abroad. I bore in remembrance that Milton, at no auspicious period, had described our nation as " not beneath the reach of any point, the highest that human capacity can soar to ;" and could not but feel astonished at an attempt to estimate the intellectual spirit of the time...
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