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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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Knight's Penny Magazine, Volumes 1-2; Volumes 15-16

Great Britain - 1846
...nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, inquiring, 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." The British Newspaper Press has of late years done a great deal, a very great deal, to vindicate its...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 3

Half hours - 1847
...Agonistes'in 1671. He died on the 8th of November, 1674, and was buried in St. Giles's, Cripplegate.] dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit;...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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...of England I consider what nation it is whereof ye are, and whereof ye are the governors ; a nation rtier. An old song made by an aged old pate, Of an old worshipful subtile and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point that human capacity can soar to....
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - English prose literature - 1848
...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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Niles' National Register, Volume 66

1844
...of England! consider what it is whereof ye are, and whereof ye are the governor*: a nation not clow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing...invent, subtle and sinewy to discourse; not beneath any point, the highCat that human capacity can toar to. What waoli tbere, to such a towardly and pregnant...
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Transactions, Volume 3

American Medical Association - Electronic journals - 1850
...in our midst this day, he could with no less truth address them to our own : — to invent, subtile and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of...point, the highest that human capacity can soar to." In the American character almost every element which in Europe is reckoned to be national, is transfused...
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Memoir of the Life of Richard Winter Hamilton

William Hendry Stowell - Congregationalists - 1850 - 498 pages
...slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and picrring spirit: acute to invent, subtile and sine icy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point, the highest that human capacity can soar to.' A memory which seemed to retain all that he ever read or heard, furnished an inexhaustible storehouse...
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Memoir of the Life of Richard Winter Hamilton

William Hendry Stowell - Congregationalists - 1850 - 498 pages
...may be truly applied the wellknown description given by Milton of the English people — ' a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit: acute to invent, subtile andsinewyto discourse, not beneath the reach of any point, the highest that human capacity...
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Transactions, Volume 3

American Medical Association - Electronic journals - 1850
...of England! consider what a 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 VOL. III. — 13 to invent, subtile and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point, the...
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Glossology: Being a Treatise on the Nature of Language, and on the Language ...

Charles V. Kraitsir - English language - 1852 - 240 pages
...Ye are, and whereof Ye are the governors. A nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious anil piercing spirit, acute to invent, subtle and sinewy...point the highest that human capacity can soar to. Therefore the studies of learning in her deepest sciences have been so antient and so eminent among...
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