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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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John Milton: the Patriot and Poet

Edwin Paxton Hood - 1852 - 235 pages
...of England ! consider what nation it is whereof ye are, and whereof ye are governors, — a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit ;" he reminds them of the ancient capacities of the inhabitants of this land; that Pythagoras and the...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 71

England - 1852
...edueated elasses of England are still what they were described by Milton — " a nation not slow nor dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit ; acute to invent, subtile and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point that human eapacity ean soar to."...
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Recollections of a Literary Life, Or, Books, Places, and People, Volume 2

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1853
...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...sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point that human capacity can soar to. * * * Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation, rousing...
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A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1854 - 776 pages
...of England ! consider what nation it ia whereof ye are, and whereof ye are the governors : a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and...reach of any point the highest that human capacity can scar to. Therefore the studies of learning in her deepest sciences have been so ancient and so eminent...
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Reformatory Schools In France And England

Patrick Joseph Murray - England - 1854 - 144 pages
...of England ! consider what nation it is whei eof ye are, and whereof ye are the governors : a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit ; aente to invent, aubtile and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 3

Half hours - 1856
...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. Therefore the studies of learning in her deepest sciences have been so ancient, and so eminent among...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 776 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. Therefore the studies of learning in her deepest sciences have been so ancient and so eminent among...
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The National Review, Volume 2

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1856
...whereof ye are, and whereof ye are the teachers,—a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, piercing spirit; acute to invent, subtle and sinewy...point the highest that human capacity can soar to Now once again, by all concurrence of signs, and by the general instinct of holy and devout men, as...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 2

Half hours - 1856
...whereof ye are the governors : a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piereing spirit ; acute to invent, subtle and sinewy to discourse,...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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Oliver Cromwell: Or, England's Great Protector

Henry William Herbert - Great Britain - 1896 - 436 pages
...nation, not slow nor 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 ! ' A nation not luxurious nor effeminate, but of a hardihood surpassing that, I say not of the frivolous,...
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