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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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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - Poetry - 1986 - 356 pages
...Commons of England, consider what Nation it is wherof ye are, and wherof ye are the governours: a Nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, suttle and sinewy to discours, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can...
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The Literature of Controversy: Polemical Strategy from Milton to Junius

Thomas N. Corns - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 176 pages
...Commons of England, consider what Nation it is wherof ye are, and wherof ye are the governours: a Nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, suttle and sinewy to discours, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can...
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Printers and Press Freedom: The Ideology of Early American Journalism

Jeffery A. Smith - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1990 - 248 pages
...to be "of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, suttle and sinewy to discours, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can soar to." Milton traced censorship back to Roman despots and popes and represented the licensing procedure as...
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Restricted Subjects: Freedom of Expression in the United Kingdom

Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.) - Law - 1991 - 66 pages
...and Philip Spender. I^ord 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. It must not be shackled or restricted. Give me die liberty to know, to utter and to argue freely according...
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Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity

Liah Greenfeld - History - 1992 - 581 pages
...Areopagitica: "Consider what Nation it is whereof ye are, and whereof ye are the governours: a Nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, suttle and sinewy to discours, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1993 - 1092 pages
...Commoners of England, consider what nation it is whereof ye are, and whereof ye are the governors; a nation n masters if they are not submissive to the Deity?...Democracy in America, vol. 1 , ch. 17(1 835). 31 It w JOHN MILTON (1 608-74). English poet. Areopagilica: a Speech for the liberty of Unlicensed Priming...
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Polite Wisdom: Heathen Rhetoric in Milton's Areopagitica

Paul M. Dowling - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 113 pages
...request to contemplate the nation, Milton eulogizes its intellectual capacities. This is "a Nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and...discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest human capacity can soar to" (II, 551). This is praise indeed. However, immediately following are testimonies...
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The Strength of a People: The Idea of an Informed Citizenry in America, 1650 ...

Richard D. Brown - History - 1997 - 252 pages
..."Lords and Commons of England, [to] consider what nation . . . 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 in discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity...
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The New Order and Last Orientation

Eric Voegelin, Jürgen Gebhardt, Thomas A. Hollweck - Philosophy - 1999 - 322 pages
...Commons of England, consider what Nation it is wherof ye are, and wherof Ye are the governours: a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, suttle and sinewy to discours, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can...
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The Ideals of Empire: Political and Economic Thought, 1903 - 1913

Ewen Green - Reference - 1998
...of England, consider what Nati on 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 diseourse, not oeneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can soar to. . . . —...
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