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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 Most Eminent Orators and Statesmen of Ancient and Modern Times ...

David Addison Harsha - Orators - 1857 - 520 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...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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John Cassell's Illustrated History of England, Volume 7

John Frederick Smith - Great Britain - 1863
...cultivate peace either because we fear, or be• Mm Martini u' "Thirty Ye*r' Peace," voL I, p. 29<i. know, gentlemen, how soon one of those stupendous...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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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1857 - 412 pages
...devoid of strength, and incapable of being fitted out for action. You well know how soon one of these stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in...stillness, how soon, upon any call of patriotism, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion — how soon it would...
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History of the Peace: Pictorial History of England During the Thirty Years ...

Harriet Martineau - Great Britain - 1858 - 762 pages
...necessary, every month of peace that has since passed has but made us so much the more capable of exertion. The resources created by peace are means of war. 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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Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and ...

Abraham Hayward - Great Britain - 1874
...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...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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Exercises Adapted to Hiley's: English Grammar

Richard Hiley - 1858 - 185 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 ;...
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The pupil's manual of choice reading, arranged by T.B. Smith

Thomas Buckley Smith - 1858
...proof that they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being fitted out for action. You well know how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing...stillness, — how soon, upon any call of patriotism, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion — how soon it would...
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English Language in Its Elements and Forms: with a History of Its Origin and ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1858 - 381 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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Poems, Volume 1

Caroline Sheridan Norton - 1859
...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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Report of Her Majesty's Civil Service Commissioners: Together ..., Volumes 4-5

1859
...mighty masses 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 emotion — how soon it would ruffle as it were its swelling plumage...
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