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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 Oxford and Cambridge review, Volume 1

1845
...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; how...
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Life and times of sir Robert Peel, by W.C. Taylor (C. Mackay).

William Cooke Taylor - 1846
...present repose is no more a proof of inability to act, than the state of inertness and inactivity on which I have seen those mighty masses that float 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 history of England, from the accession of George iii., 1760 ..., Volume 7

Thomas Smart Hughes - 1846
...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...on 'their shadows in perfect stillness, how soon, on any call of patriotism or necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct...
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Key to the Questions and exercises adapted to Hiley's English grammar

Richard HILEY - 1846 - 12 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 ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage; how...
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The Life of the Rt. Hon. Canning

Robert Bell - Prime ministers - 1846 - 363 pages
...out for action. You well know, gentlemen, how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing in their shadows, in perfect stillness — how soon, upon any call of patriotism or necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated being, instinct with life and motion — how...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1847
...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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The South Devon literary chronicle

1847
...the waters above our 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 plumagehow...
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Posthumous Works, Volume 7

Thomas Chalmers - Presbyterian Church - 1849
...most glorious of our national spectacles. "Our present repose," he said, "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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The Child of the Islands

Caroline Sheridan Norton - 1851 - 193 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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Posthumous Works of the Rev. Thomas Chalmers ..., Volume 7

Thomas Chalmers - Presbyterian Church - 1849
...above your town, is a proof they are devoid of strength and incapable of being fitted for act ion. You well know, gentlemen, how soon one of those stupendous...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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