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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 Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...betokens us not degenerated, nor drooping to a fatal decay, but casting off me 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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Faith in Nation: Exclusionary Origins of Nationalism

Anthony W. Marx - Political Science - 2005 - 288 pages
...enflamed and engulfed the country's people. As John Milton would write in his Areopagitica of 1644, "methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after a sleep." 150 Clearly the nation was being so roused by the drumbeat of alarm,...
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Triumphant Democracy

Andrew Carnegie - Travel - 2005 - 432 pages
...The National Balance Sheet XX General Reflections Index TRIUMPHANT DEMOCRACY Chapter I THE REPUBLIC "Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks; naethinks I see her as an eagle mewing...
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Northrop Frye on Milton and Blake, Volume 16

Northrop Frye, Angela Esterhammer - Literary Collections - 2005 - 490 pages
...to Samson Agonistes, 1. 41: "Eyeless in Gaza at the Mill with slaves." 8 See Milton, Works, 4:344: "Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant Nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks . . . ." 9 "And Pity, like a naked...
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The Art of Effective Public Speaking

Ernest Pertwee - Self-Help - 2006 - 280 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...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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Areopagitica

John Milton - Philosophy - 2006 - 108 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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Areopagitica

John Milton - Philosophy - 2006 - 100 pages
...entering the glorious ways of truth 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 like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible looks: methinks I see her as an eagle muing...
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Why Was Charles I Executed?

Clive Holmes - History - 2006 - 244 pages
...torpor and the false consciousness that it supported. A new, dynamic citizen body would be created: 'Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep and shaking her invincible locks.'59 Historians like Christopher Hill...
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John Milton, Radical Politics, and Biblical Republicanism

Walter S. H. Lim - Literary Collections - 2006 - 305 pages
...body was memorably represented in Milton's image of England as an awakening Samson in Areopagitica: "Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant Nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks" (CPW 2:557-58). The figure of an awakening...
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Blake and the City

Jennifer Davis Michael - Literary Collections - 2006 - 235 pages
...Blake may well have in mind, as Bloom suggests, Milton's vision of an awakening nation in Areopagitica: "Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks."8- Yet Milton goes on to compare the...
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