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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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The Annals and History of Leeds, and Other Places in the County of York ...

Leeds (England) - 1860 - 768 pages
...exhuberauce of language. Milton's description of the English people has not been inaptly applied to him — " 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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On the History of Greek Literature in England: From the Earliest Times to ...

Sir George Young - Greek literature, Modern - 1862 - 104 pages
...most of the qualities that have given a permanent reputation to its name. For " this our nation is not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and...point the highest that human capacity can soar to. Therefore," says Milton, " the studies of learning in her deepest Sciences have bin so ancient and...
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The Elements of the English Language

Ernest Adams - English language - 1862 - 253 pages
...of England 1 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 thai, human capacity can soar to....
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A Compendium of English Literautre: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1863
...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 hare been so ancient and so eminent among...
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...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 - 1865 - 776 pages
...consider what nation it is whereof ye are, and whereof ye are the governors : a nation not slow and d ull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit ; acute...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 biographia Leodiensis; or, Biographical sketches of the worthies of ...

Richard Vickerman Taylor - 1865
...author's richest and most delightful compositions. The following has not been inaptly applied to him. " 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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Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions: 1852-1867

Robert Charles Winthrop - United States - 1867
...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...point the highest that human capacity can soar to." Here, doubtless, in due time, will be found works of the deepest philosophy and science; and, until...
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Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions: 1852-1867

Robert Charles Winthrop - United States - 1867 - 637 pages
...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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The literary reader: prose authors, with biogr. notices &c. by H.G. Robinson

Hugh George Robinson - 1867
...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 7to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity...
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