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" ... is so sprightly up, as that it has not only wherewith to guard well its own freedom and safety, but to spare, and to bestow upon the solidest and sublimest points of controversy and new invention, it betokens us not degenerated, nor drooping to a... "
Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine - Page 19
1824
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 20

1854
...politic was in a most healthful condition, and that " the cheerfulness of the people is so sprightly up, that it has not only wherewith to guard well its own...safety, but to spare and to bestow upon the solidest and sublimest points of controversy." We trust the American people are in equally good condition, and can...
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SPEECH OF JAMES O. PUTNAM, OF BUFFALO, ON THE BILL PROVIDING FOR THE VESTING ...

1855
...of the spirit of American democracy. a When ' the cheerfulness of the people is so sprightly ' up, that it has not only wherewith to guard ' well its...but to spare, and to bestow upon the solidest and sublimest ' betokens us not degenerated, nor drooping to a points of controversy, and new invention,...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 54

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - Authors - 1856
...pure and vigorous, not only to vital, but to rational faculties, and those in the acutest and pcrtcst operations of wit and subtlety, it argues in what...cheerfulness of the people is so sprightly up, as that it bas not only wherewith to guard well its own freedom and safety, but to spare, and to bestow upon the...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 2

Half hours - 1856
...but to rational faculties, and those in the acutest and the pertest operations of wit and subtilty, it argues in what good plight and constitution the...cheerfulness of the people is so sprightly up, as it has not only wherewith to guard well its own freedom and safety, but to spare, and to be.stow upon...
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A class-book of English prose, with biogr. notices, explanatory notes and ...

Robert Demaus - 1859
...is fresh, the spirits pure and vigorous, not only to vital, but to rational faculties, and those in the acutest and the pertest operations of wit and...but to spare, and to bestow upon the solidest and sublimest points of controversy and new invention, it betokens us not degenerated, nor drooping to...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 3

David Masson - 1873
...only to vital, but to rational faculties, and those in the acutest and the pertest operations of art and subtlety, it argues in what good plight and constitution...but to spare, and to bestow upon the solidest and sublimcst points of controversy and new invention, it betokens us not degenerated, nor drooping to...
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The year book of daily recreation and information

William Hone - Almanacs, English - 1859 - 2 pages
...it argues in what good plight and constitution the body is; so when the cheerfulness of the peop'e is so sprightly up as that it has not only wherewith...safety, but to spare and to bestow upon the solidest and sublimest points of controversy and new inventions, it betokens us not degenerated, nor drooping to...
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The Prose and Prose Writers of Britain from Chaucer to Ruskin: With ...

Robert Demaus - English literature - 1860 - 552 pages
...is fresh, the spirits pure and vigorous, not only to vital, but to rational faculties, and those in the acutest and the pertest operations of wit and...but to spare, and to bestow upon the solidest and sublimest points of controversy and new invention, it betokens us not degenerated, nor drooping to...
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Selections from the prose writings of John Milton, ed. with memoir, notes ...

John [prose Milton (selected]) - 1862
...is fresh, the spirits pure and vigorous, not only to vital but to rational faculties, and those in the acutest and the pertest operations of wit and...but to spare, and to bestow upon the solidest and sublimest points of controversy and new invention, it betokens us not degenerated, nor drooping to...
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...is fresh, the spirits pure and vigorous, not only to vital, but to rational faculties, and those in the acutest and the pertest operations of wit and...freedom and safety, but to spare, and to bestow upon the solidcst and sublimest points of controversy and new invention, it betokens us not degenerated, nor...
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