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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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Chambers's readings in English prose ... 1558 to 1860

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
...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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Treasures from the Prose Writings of John Milton

John Milton - 1866 - 486 pages
...but to rational faculties, and those in the acutest and the pertest operations of wit and gubtlety, it argues in what good plight and constitution the...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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Select Academic Speaker: Containing a Large Number of New and Appropriate ...

Henry Coppée - Readers and speakers - 1867 - 546 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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The literary reader: prose authors, with biogr. notices &c. by H.G. Robinson

Hugh George Robinson - 1867
...vigorous, not only to vital, but to rational faculties, and those in the acutest and the 16pertest operations of wit and subtlety, it argues in what...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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Studies in English prose: specimens, with notes, by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1868
...(not only for bodily, but for mental exercises], and those in the acutest and the pertest (liveliest) operations of wit and subtlety, it argues in what...wherewith to guard well its own freedom and safety, but [somewhat] to spare, and to bestow upon the solidest and sublimest points of controversy and new invention,...
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Areopagitica: 24 November 1644

John Milton - Freedom of the press - 1868 - 80 pages
...what good plight and conftitution the body is, fo when the cheerfulneffe of the people is fo fprightly up, as that it has, not only wherewith to guard well its own freedom and fafety, but to fpare, and to beflow upon the folideft and fublimeft points of controverfie, and new...
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Areopagitica: 24 November> 1644. Preceded by Illustrative Documents

John Milton - Freedom of the press - 1869 - 80 pages
...what good plight and conflitution the body is, fo when the cheerfulneffe of the people is fo fprightly up, as that it has, not only wherewith to guard well its own freedom and fafety, but to fpare, and to beflow upon the folidefl and fublimefl points of controverfie, and new...
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Class-book of Science and Literature

Class-book - Literature - 1869 - 324 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 betoken us not degenerated, nor drooping to...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - English literature - 1869 - 477 pages
...is fresh, the spiiits pure and vigorous, not only to vital, but to rational faculties, and those in the acutest and the pertest operations of wit and...own freedom and safety, but to spare, and to bestow U'xjn the solidest and sublimest points of controversy and new inven , lion, it betokens us not degenerated,...
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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...puro and vigorous, not only to vital, but to rational faculties, and those SPECS. ENG. LIT. . I. in the acutest and the pertest ' operations of wit and subtlety, it argues 2 in what good plight and constitution the body is ; so, when the cheerfulness of the people is so...
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