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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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The Century of Revolution, 1603-1714

Christopher Hill - History - 1982 - 296 pages
...sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest 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.' The censorship was restored only with...
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Milton and the Drama of History: Historical Vision, Iconoclasm, and the ...

David Loewenstein - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 208 pages
...schism - culminates in a simultaneous awakening of the godly nation and her revolutionary historian: "Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant Nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks" (n, 557-8). Like Samson, and like...
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'There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack': The Cultural Politics of Race and ...

Paul Gilroy - Biography & Autobiography - 1991 - 271 pages
...and unassimilable populations. . . alien wedges in the heartland of the state (Enoch Powell, 9.4.76). Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant Nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks (Milton). Racism has been described...
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Summoning: Ideas of the Covenant and Interpretive Theory

Ellen Spolsky - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 272 pages
...sight of England as a messiah-nation achieving the full promise of her religious and political destiny: Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant Nation...sleep, and shaking her invincible locks: Methinks 1 see her as an Eagle muing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazl'd eyes at the full midday beam;...
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The New England Milton: Literary Reception and Cultural Authority in the ...

Kevin P. Van Anglen - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 255 pages
...revolutionary, antinomian England (the way "Milton gives manly form to the abstraction of a state: '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 laws): methinks I see her as an...
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Polite Wisdom: Heathen Rhetoric in Milton's Areopagitica

Paul M. Dowling - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 113 pages
...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...to become great and honorable in these latter ages. (II, 557) Although the second term is not mentioned, this analogy is between the body of a person and...
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Selling War: The British Propaganda Campaign against American "Neutrality ...

Nicholas John Cull - History - 1996 - 601 pages
...entering into the truth of prosperous virtue, destined to become great and honourable in these later ages. Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep and shaking her invincible locks. Wheeler-Bennett claimed these words...
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Catholicism in the English Protestant Imagination: Nationalism, Religion ...

Raymond D. Tumbleson - History - 1998 - 254 pages
...earlier celebrates London as "a City of refuge, the mansion house of liberty" (340) and rhapsodizes that "Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant Nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks" (344). Rudimentary biographical criticism...
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Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Lucy Newlyn - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 397 pages
...'twice ten degrees askance,' and carry us back to the dark ages? Would he punish the reading public " 'Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant Nation rousing herself like a strongman after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks: Methinks I see her as an Eagle muing...
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Gendered spaces: Wandel des "Weiblichen" im englischen Diskurs der frühen ...

Martina Mittag - English literature - 2002 - 260 pages
...Pamphleten Scotts durchscheint und in Miltons ambivalentem gendering der Nation fortgeführt wird: Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herseif like a strong man after sleep and shaking her invincible locks. 29 Die Verlagerung vom konkreten...
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