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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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How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West

Perez Zagorin - History - 2003 - 371 pages
...governed, of its keen intelligence and piercing spirit, "acute to invent, suttle and sinewy to discours, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can soar to." His country, he exulted, had cast off the old skin of corruption and become young again, entering "the...
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Manufacturing Culture: Vindications of Early Victorian Industry

Joseph Bizup, Professor Joseph Bizup, Commonwealth Professor of English Jerome J McGann - History - 2003 - 229 pages
...percent, a figure that moves him to echo Milton's "stirring" praise of the English people as "a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit" (60). In these ways, Cooke Taylor links the factory system to the cause of progress while simultaneously...
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Andrew King, John Plunkett - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 536 pages
...that they are fully entitled to the praise which Milton bestowed upon their forefathers, as "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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Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies ...

Joel Garreau - Science - 2005 - 256 pages
...Commons of England, consider what Nation it is whereof we 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." In such fashion did Milton seek to reconcile the enduring problems of individual freedom and public...
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Essentials of Early English: An Introduction to Old, Middle, and Early ...

Jeremy J. Smith - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 248 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 Scientist as Rebel

Freeman J. Dyson - Science - 2006 - 360 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...point the highest that human capacity can soar to — Nor is it for nothing that the grave and frugal Transylvanian sends out yearly from as far as the...
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Love's Pilgrimage: The Holy Journey in English Renaissance Literature

Grace Tiffany - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 217 pages
...Thus in Areopagitica he addresses his exhortations regarding wide reading and disputing to "a Nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and...any point the highest that human capacity can soar to."'w He is a member of this nation, but one who, by special dispensation, speaks from the place of...
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Areopagitica

John Milton - Philosophy - 2006 - 100 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...point the highest that human capacity can soar to. Therefore the studies of learning in her deepest sciences have been so ancient, and so eminent among...
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Areopagitica

John Milton - Philosophy - 2006 - 80 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...point the highest that human capacity can soar to. Therefore the studies of learning in her deepest sciences have been so ancient, and so eminent among...
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Versions of Censorship

John McCormick, Mairi MacInnes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 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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