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" You well know, gentlemen, how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness — how soon, upon any call of patriotism, or of necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and... "
The Half Century: Its History, Political and Social - Page 147
by Washington Wilks - 1852 - 344 pages
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Annual Register

History - 1824
...necessary, every month of peace that has since passed has but made us so much the more capable of exertion. The resources created by peace are means of war. In...necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing — instinct with life and motion — how soon it would rufiie, as it were, its swelling plumage...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 63

England - 1848
...affords. Hergiant strength slumbers, not sleeps. Our ships of war, in the noble words of Mr Canning, " how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stilluess, — how soon, upon any call of patriotism, or of necessity, it would assume the likeness...
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Cobbett's Political Register, Volume 48

Great Britain - 1823
...howr soon ons of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect strllness— ^-hdw soon, upon any call of patriotism, or of necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing — instinct with life and motion — how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage...
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Annual Register, Volume 65

Edmund Burke - History - 1824
...necessary, every month of peace that has since passed has but made us so much the more capable of exertion. The resources created by peace are means of war. In...necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion — how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1824
...necessary, every month of peace that has since passed has but made us so much the more capable of exertion. The resources created by peace are means of war. In...necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion — how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage...
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 65

History - 1824
...apcumulate those means. Our present repose is no more a proof of inability to act, than the state^of inertness and inactivity, in which I have seen those...necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated [147 thing, instinct with life and motion — how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage...
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The Monthly Review

Books - 1826
...so much the more capable of exertion. The resources created by peace are means of war. (Applause.) In cherishing those resources, we but accumulate those...necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion ; — how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage...
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The Political Primer: Or, Road to Public Honours

Henry Colburn - Great Britain - 1826 - 194 pages
...so much the more capable of exertion. The resources created by peace are means of war. (Applause.) In cherishing those resources, we but accumulate those...necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion ; — how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage...
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The Political Primer: Or, Road to Public Honours

Political primer - Great Britain - 1826 - 194 pages
...so much the more capable of exertion. The resources created by peace are means of war. (Applause.) In cherishing those resources, we but accumulate those...stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness;—how soon, upon any call of patriotism, or of necessity, it would assume the likeness of...
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The Monthly Review

1826
...(Applause.) In cherishing those resources, we but accumulate those means. Our present repose is ho more a proof of inability to act, than the state of...shadows in perfect stillness ;— how soon, upon any csill of patriotism, or of necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with...
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