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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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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1856
...master-minds : — " LoBDS AND COMMONS OF ENGLAND, consider what nation it is whereof ye are — a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious and piercing spirit, acute to invent, suttle and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point, the highest that human capacity...
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Oliver Cromwell; Or, England's Great Protector

Henry William Herbert - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 1856 - 447 pages
...And wherefore, I would ask you, not ? Consider what we are and have been — ' 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 the highest that human capacity...
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Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ..., Volume 67

Perry Fairfax Nursey - Industrial arts - 1857
...of England I 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." — MILTON. "If we weave a yard of tape in all humility and as well as we can, long hereafter we shall...
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Mechanics' Magazine, Volume 67

Technology - 1857
...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." — MILTON. "If we weave a yard of tape in all humility and as welt as we can, long hereafter we shall...
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The Mechanics' Magazine, Volume 67

Industrial arts - 1857
...-jrJrereOi ye tfre, and whereof ye are the governors : a nation not slow and dull, but of <a «qtilcfc*, ingenious, and piercing spirit ; acute to invent,...point the highest that human capacity can soar to." — MILTON. "If we weave a yard of tape in all humility and as well as we can, long hereafter we shall...
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Recollections of a Literary Life, Or, Books, Places, and People, Volume 2

Mary Russell Mitford - American literature - 1857
...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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The popular history of England, Volume 2

Charles Knight - Great Britain - 1857
...materials of knowledge, such Chained Bible. a people would Le educating itself to become "a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and...acute to invent, subtle and sinewy to discourse." t Some of the books which belonged to this early age of English printing are still read with pleasure...
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Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1848 - 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 piercing spirit ; acute 10 invent, subtle and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1858 - 762 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 Edinburgh Christian magazine, Volumes 9-10

1858
...progress and utility. We are indeed, as Milton said of us long since, "a right honest, right hardy nation; not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit ;" a maid, serious, religious people, but yet material. Materialism is the bent of the national. mind....
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