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" Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself, like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks... "
The Christian Spectator - Page 548
1827
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CHOICE SPECIMENS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

THOMAS B. SHAW - 1870
...betokens us not degenerated, nor drooping to a fatal decay, by casting off the old and wrinkled skin of corruption, to outlive these pangs, and wax young...sleep, and shaking her invincible locks ; methinks T see her as an eagle, mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday...
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Speeches of Thomas Lord Erskine, Volume 1

Thomas Erskine Baron Erskine - Freedom of the press - 1870
...betokens us not degenerated nor drooping to a fatal decay, but casting off the old and wrinkled skin of corruption, to outlive these pangs, and wax young...and prosperous virtue, destined to become great and honourable in these latter ages. -Methinks I see, in my mind, a noble and puissant nation rousing herself,...
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Selections from the Prose Works of John Milton: With Critical Remarks and ...

John Milton - 1870 - 338 pages
...betokens us not degenerated, nor drooping to a fatal decay, by casting off the old and wrinkled skin of corruption to outlive these pangs, and wax young...and prosperous virtue, destined to become great and honourable in these latter ages. Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself...
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Selections from the Prose Works of John Milton: With Critical Remarks and ...

John Milton - 1870 - 338 pages
...betokens us not degenerated, nor drooping to a fatal decay, by casting off the old and wrinkled skin of corruption to outlive these pangs, and wax young...and prosperous virtue, destined to become great and honourable in these latter ages. Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself...
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A Manual of Elocution Founded Upon the Philosophy of the Human Voice: With ...

M. S. Mitchell - Elocution - 1870 - 408 pages
...and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point 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, and shaking her invincible locks; mcthinks I see her as an eagle mewing...
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History of English Literature, Volume 1

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1871
...labourers, to make a knowing people, a nation of prophets, of sages, and of worthies 1* . . . Mrthinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing...sleep, and shaking her invincible locks : methinks I sec her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her umlazr.led eyes at the full midday beam...
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Autopaedia: Or, Instructions on Personal Education: Designed for Yound Men

James McCrie - Self-culture - 1871 - 628 pages
...Press in the British nation, he thus, with much fervour and exhilaration, expresses himself : — " I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation, rousing herself like a strong man after a sleep, and shaking her invincible locks; I see her as an eagle renewing her...
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The School board readers. Standard i(iii-vi), ed. by a former H.M ..., Volume 6

School board readers - 1872
...betokens us not degenerated, nor drooping to a fatal decay, but casting off the old and wrinkled skin of corruption to outlive these pangs and wax young...and prosperous virtue destined to become great and honourable in these latter ages. Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 18; Volume 81

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1873
...impossible perfection he depicts. The England which rises to the eye of his imagination ю a vision. " Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation...shaking her invincible locks : methinks I see her as at eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam ; purging...
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MacMillan's Magazine, Volume 28

Sir George Grove, David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - 1873
...betokens us not degenerated, nor drooping to a fatal decay, but casting off the old and wrinkled skin of corruption to outlive these pangs and wax young...and prosperous virtue, destined to become great and honourable in these latter ages. Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself...
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