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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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The National magazine and general review

James Lyon (of Fairhaven, Vermont)
...out for action. You well know, gentlemen, how toon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing im their shadows in perfect stillness ; — how soon,...necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct MI'' life and motion ;-—hou soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage;—...
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The Monthly Review

1827
...those mighty masses (the ships in ordinary) that float in the waters above your town, is a proof that they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being...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;—how...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 35

English literature - 1827
...they arc devoid of strength, and incapable of being fitted for action. You well know,' he continues, ' how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing...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 Quarterly Review, Volume 35

English literature - 1827
...they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being fitted for action. You well know,' he continues, ' how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing...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 Biography and Obituary for the Year ..., Volume 12

Great Britain - 1828
...inactivity in which I have seen those mighty masses that float in the waters above your town is a proof that they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being...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 Biography and Obituary, Volume 12

Great Britain - 1828
...inactivity in which 1 have seen those mighty masses that float in the waters above your town is a proof that they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being...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 Speech of the Right Hon. George Canning, Volume 6

George Canning - Antislavery movements - 1828
...the waters above your town, is a proof they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being jitted out for action. You well know, gentlemen, how soon one...stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stittness, — how soon, upon any call of patriotism, or of necessity, it would assume the likeness...
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Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable George Canning, Volume 2

1829
...cherishing those resources, we but accumulate those means. Our present repose is no more a proof of our inability to act, than the state of inertness and...stillness, how soon, upon any call of patriotism or necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion; how soon...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric: Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1829 - 252 pages
...is a proof that they are devoid of strength and incapable of being fitted for action. You well know how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing...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; how...
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The Academical Speaker: A Selection of Extracts in Prose and Verse, from ...

Benjamin Dudley Emerson - American literature - 1830 - 321 pages
...the waters above your town, is a proof they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being fitted out for action. You well know, gentlemen, how soon one...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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