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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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Dublin examination papers

Dublin city, univ - 1868
...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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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - English literature - 1869 - 477 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. Therefore the studies of learning in her deepest sciences have been so ancient and so eminent among...
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A Manual of Elocution Founded Upon the Philosophy of the Human Voice

M. S. Mitchell - Elocution - 1869 - 396 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 f to invent, subtile and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point that human capacity...
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Henry J. Raymond and the New York Press, for Thirty Years: Progress of ...

Augustus Maverick - Journalism - 1870 - 501 pages
...could a man require more from a nation so pliant and so prone to seek after knowledge, — a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and...point the highest that human capacity can soar to? What wants there. to such a towardly and pregnant soil, but wise and faithful laborers, to make a knowing...
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Selections from the Prose Works of John Milton: With Critical Remarks and ...

John Milton - 1870 - 338 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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Selections from the Prose Works of John Milton: With Critical Remarks and ...

John Milton - 1870 - 338 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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Henry J. Raymond and the New York Press, for Thirty Years: Progress of ...

Augustus Maverick - Journalism - 1870 - 501 pages
...could a man require more from a nation so pliant and so prone to seek after knowledge, — a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick', ingenious, and piercing spirit, acnte to invent, subtle and sinewy to discourse ; not beneath the reach of any point the highest that...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 71

1872
...The words are English as before; but the signification is foreign to the understanding of " a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and...point the highest that human capacity can soar to."* But the English nation is, I venture to declare, beueath the reach of the height that Dr. Bain has...
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The Century of Revolution, 1603-1714

Christopher Hill - History - 1982 - 296 pages
...thought-control would liberate men's energies and lead to a great intellectual leap forward. 'A nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious and piercing...point the highest that human capacity can soar to. ... Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a.strong man after sleep...
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The Land and Literature of England: A Historical Account

Robert Martin Adams - History - 1986 - 555 pages
...or so inhabitants. Not for nothing did Milton describe his countrymen in "Areopagitica" as a nation not slow and dull but of a quick, ingenious and piercing...point, the highest that human capacity can soar to. The importance of the Stuart court to England's cultural life in the early century is hard to overstate....
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