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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 Speeches of the Right Honourable George Canning: With a Memoir ..., Volume 6

George Canning, Roger Therry - Great Britain - 1836
...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 of those stupendous meases, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness, — how soon, upon any call of patriotism,...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric; Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1837 - 292 pages
...are devoid of strength and incapable of being fitted for action. You well know how soon one of these stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in...necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion ; how soon it would raffle, as it were, its swelling plumage ;...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric; Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1837 - 292 pages
...know how soon one of these 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 motion; how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage; how...
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The Metropolitan Magazine, Volume 27

1840
...noble simile of a ship, though under a different aspect. " Our present repose is no more a proof of our inability to act, than the state of inertness and...in perfect stillness — how soon, upon any call of necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing — how soon it would ruffle, as it were,...
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Elements of general history, with a continuation by E. Nares

Alexander Fraser Tytler (lord Woodhouselee.) - 1840
...town is a proof they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being fitted for action. You well know 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...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric, Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1842 - 311 pages
...how soon one of these stupendous masses, now reposing on*their shadows with 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 motion ; how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage ;...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric: Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1843 - 311 pages
...for action. You well know how soon one of these stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows with perfect stillness — how soon, upon any call of patriotism...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 Living Age ..., Volume 113

1872
...strength and incapable of being fitted out for action. You well know, gentlemen, how soon one of these stupendous masses now reposing on their shadows 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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Select Speeches with a Preliminary Biographical Sketch, and an Appendix, of ...

George Canning - 1844
...waters above your town, is a proof that theyiare devoid of strength, and incapable of being fitted out for action. You well know, gentlemen, how soon one...now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness, — housoon, upon any call of patriotism, or of necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated...
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The Dream, and Other Poems

Caroline Sheridan Norton - English poetry - 1845 - 248 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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