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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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Myth and Poetry in XVIIth Century England: Collected Articles

Jean-François Camé - Aesthetics, Modern - 1989 - 223 pages
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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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Oracles and Hierophants: Constructions of Romantic Authority

David G. Riede - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 283 pages
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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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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Angela Partington - Quotations - 1992 - 1061 pages
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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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Clinging to Grandeur: British Attitudes and Foreign Policy in the Aftermath ...

Michael Blackwell - History - 1993 - 196 pages
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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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The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches

Brian MacArthur - Essays - 1995 - 503 pages
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