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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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Essays, Political, Historical, and Miscellaneous, Volume 1

Archibald Alison - Europe - 1850 - 2060 pages
...Her giant strength slumbers, is not dead. Our ships of war, — in the noble words of Mr Canning, " 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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Essays, Political, Historical, and Miscellaneous, Volume 1

Archibald Alison - Europe - 1850 - 2060 pages
...Her giant strength slumbers, is not dead. Our ships of war, — in the noble words of Mr Canning, " 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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Memoirs of Eminent Etonians: With Notices of the Early History of Eton College

Edward Shepherd Creasy - Eton College - 1850 - 504 pages
...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...stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness,—how soon, on any call of patriotism or necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated...
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Select Speeches of the Right Honourable George Canning: With a Preliminary ...

George Canning - Great Britain - 1850 - 583 pages
...waters above your town, is a proof that they are 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, — hoir soon, upon any call of patriotism, or of necessity, it ivould assume the likeness of an animated...
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Select Speeches of the Right Honourable George Canning: With a Preliminary ...

George Canning - Great Britain - 1850 - 583 pages
...how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness, — hoir 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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The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1851 - 659 pages
...for action. You well know how soon one of these stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows with thing', instinct with life and motion ; how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 45

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - Authors - 1852
...out for action. You well know, gentlemen, how soon one of these 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 soon...
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History of Europe: From the Fall of Napoleon, in 1815, to the ..., Volume 2

Sir Archibald Alison - Europe - 1853
...more capable of exertion. The resources created by peace are the means of war. In cherishing these resources, we but accumulate those means. Our present...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...
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Outlines of the history of England, Volume 4

William Douglas Hamilton - 1855
...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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History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in MDCCCXV to the Accession of ...

Archibald Alison - Europe - 1856
...more capable of exertion. The resources created by peace are the means of war. In cherishing these resources, we but accumulate those means. Our present...stillness — how soon, upon any call of patriotism or necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life andmotion — how...
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