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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 Saint Petersburg English Review of Literature, the Arts and Sciences - Page 6
1842
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Discourses on Government, Volume 1

Algernon Sidney - Monarchy - 1805
...of England, 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 discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity...
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Flower's Political review and monthly register. (monthly ..., Volume 9

Benjamin Flower - 1811
...piercing spirit ; acute to invent, suhtile and sinewy to discourse, not heneath the reach of any peint the highest that human capacity can soar to. Therefore...the studies of learning in her deepest sciences have heen so ancient, and so eminent among us, that writers of good antiquity and ahle judgment have heen...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: Ecclesiastical law. Matrimonial law. Of ...

John Milton - 1809
...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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Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle, Volume 26

Missions - 1848
...may he truly applied the well-known description given by Milton of the English people — ' 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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Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England, for the Liberty of ...

John Milton - Freedom of the press - 1819 - 311 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 iu" vent, subtle and sinewy to discourse ; not beneath the reach " of any point the highest that human...
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Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 9

English literature - 1824
...writers of all ages, and especially in our own country ; " a nation," as Milton has described it, " not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious and piercing...point, the highest that human capacity can soar to." We are not sufficiently dogmatical to believe that our peculiar notions should regulate all the rest...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 19

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1822
...Lords and Commons of England, consider what a Nation it is whereof ye are the Governors : a Nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, suttle and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 19

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1822
...Commons of England, consider what a Nation it is whereof ye are the Governors: a Nation not slow'and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, suttle and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any, point the highest that human capacity...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 9

Books - 1824
...writers of all ages, and especially in our own country ; " a nation," as Milton has described it, " not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious and piercing...point, the highest that human capacity can soar to." We are not sufficiently dogmatical to believe that our peculiar notions should regulate all the rest...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 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...studies of learning in her deepest sciences have been so ancient, and so eminent among us, that writers of good antiquity and able judgment have been persuaded,...
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