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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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Religion and the American Civil War

Randall M. Miller, Harry S. Stout, Charles Reagan Wilson - Religion - 1998 - 422 pages
...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, subtile and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that humanity can soar...
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Religion and the American Civil War

Randall M. Miller, Harry S. Stout, Charles Reagan Wilson - Religion - 1998 - 448 pages
...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 humanity can soar to." Milton could not resist a jibe, noting that the Romans had preferred "the natural...
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Another Reason: Science and the Imagination of Modern India

Assistant Professor of History Gyan Prakash, Gyan Prakash - History - 1999 - 304 pages
...inquiry: If I could for a moment command the organ voice of Milton I would exclaim that we are a Nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious and piercing spirit, acute to invent, subtle and 115 sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest human capacity can soar to.81...
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Essentials of Early English

Jeremy J. Smith - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 251 pages
...Commons of England, consider what Nation it is wherof ye are, and wherof ye are the governours: a Nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, suttle and sinewy to discours, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can...
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The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature

Muller Janel, David Loewenstein, Janel Mueller, Mueller, Janel M. Mueller, William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor Emerita Janel Mueller - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 1038 pages
...banded together in their great workshop of war and ideas, hammering out a stirring future, 'a Nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit', rousing itself like Samson from its sleep to do great deeds.34 On the other hand, Parliamentary rhetoricians...
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Origins of the Welfare State, Volume 2

Nicholas Deakin - Political Science - 2000 - 9 pages
...are, and whereof ye are the governors : a Nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, vigorous and fiery spirit, acute to invent, subtle and sinewy to discourse,...point, the highest that human capacity can soar to ... " What could a man require more from a Nation so pliant and so prone to seek after knowledge ?...
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The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and Documents

Kate Aughterson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 608 pages
...quick, ingenious and piercing spirit, acute to invent, suhtle and sinewy to discourse, not heneath the reach of any point, the highest that human capacity can soar to. Therefore the smdies of learning in her deepest sciences have heen so ancient and so emment among us...
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The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright

Joseph Loewenstein - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2010 - 360 pages
...potencies evoked earlier in the pamphlet are unleashed here in the description of England, "a Nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, suttle and sinewy to discours, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...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,0 not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can soar to. Therefore...
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The Making of English National Identity

Krishan Kumar - History - 2003 - 367 pages
...(l644) Milton apostrophized the English Parliament as the governors of an exceptional nation, 'a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious and piercing spirit, acute to invent, subtle and sinewy in discourse'. Yet that which is above all this, the favour and the love of heaven, we have great argument...
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