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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: methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam... "
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register,: Volume 29 1875 - Page 366
by New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff - 1995 - 513 pages
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The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq

Washington Irving - 1843 - 361 pages
...hand-writing. The story, therefore, is beyond the possibility of doubt. "DK" ENGLISH WRITERS ON AMERICA. "Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation...an eagle, mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her endazzled eyes at the fulfmid-day beam." MILTON ON THE LIBERTY OP THS PRESS. IT is with feelings of...
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The Sketch Book

Washington Irving - Americans - 1843 - 446 pages
...The story, therefore, is beyond the possibility of doubt. "DK" ENGLISH WRITERS ON AMERICA. "Metninlcs I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation, rousing...an eagle, mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her endazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam. " MILTON ON THE LIBERTY OF THE PRESS. IT is with feelings...
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Polite Wisdom: Heathen Rhetoric in Milton's Areopagitica

Paul M. Dowling - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 113 pages
...Milton's first image seems ambiguous about England's future, his second seems pessimistic about her past. "Methinks I see her as an Eagle mewing her mighty...kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam; purging and unsealing her long abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance; while the...
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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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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 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...kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam. JOHN MILTON, (1608-1674) British poet. Areopagitica: a Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing...
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Early Modern Liberalism

Annabel Patterson, Professor Annabel Patterson - History - 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 Collected Works of Eric Voegelin: History of political ideas

Eric Voegelin - History - 1989 - 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...her invincible locks: Methinks I see her as an Eagle muing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzl'd eyes at the full midday beam; purging and unsealing...
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When Africa Awakes

Hubert H. Harrison - Social Science - 1997 - 146 pages
...rousing herself like a strong man after sleep and shaking her invincible locks; methinks I see her like an eagle mewing her mighty youth and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full noon-day beam; methinks I see her scaling and improving her sight at the fountain itself of heavenly...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...Areopagitica Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant natlon rousing herself like a strong man er 7465 Areopagitica Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience,...
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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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