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The Defender - Page 54
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Selling War: The British Propaganda Campaign against American "Neutrality ...

Nicholas John Cull - 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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The New Order and Last Orientation

Eric Voegelin, Jürgen Gebhardt, Thomas A. Hollweck - 1999 - 322 pages
...National Scripturalist. His national pathos found its grandiose expression in the Areopagitica, 1644: "Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant Nation...an Eagle muing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzl'd eyes at the full midday beam; purging and unsealing her long abused sight at the fountain...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 pages
...nations like prostitutes. STANLEY KUBRICK, (b. 1928) US filmmaker. Guardian (London, June 5, 1963). 6 Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation...her invincible locks. Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam. JOHN MILTON, (1608-1674)...
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Early Modern Liberalism

Annabel Patterson, Professor Annabel Patterson - 1997 - 314 pages
...1865 edition appeared, however, with a long and optimistic quotation from Milton on its title-page: Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation...her invincible locks; methinks I see her as an eagle renewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam . . . '" Russell,...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...Areopagitica Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant natlon rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks. Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam. 7465 Areopagitica...
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Catholicism in the English Protestant Imagination: Nationalism, Religion ...

Raymond D. Tumbleson - 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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The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain, 660-1649

N. A. M. Rodger - 1998 - 691 pages
...Spain and the Netherlands, and within fifty had restored England to the ranks of the great powers: 'I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing...her invincible locks. Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam."2 APPENDIX I CHRONOLOGY...
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey ...

Washington Irving, Haskell S. Springer - 1999 - 339 pages
...being the identical stream known by the name of the Kaaters-kill. ENGLISH WRITERS ON AMERICA Mi-thinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing...her invincible locks: methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her endazzled eyes at the full midday beam. MILTON, ON THE LIBERTY...
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Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Literature

Craig Kallendorf - 1999 - 253 pages
...appeared: Methinks I see in my mind's eye a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks. Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam; purging and unsealing...
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Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Lucy Newlyn - 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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