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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 Dublin University Magazine, Volume 54

1859
...strength and incapable of being fitted for action. You well know, gentlemen, how soon one of these stupendous masses — now reposing on their shadows...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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French examination papers, a selection set to candidates for ..., Volume 1

French examination papers - 1863
...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 of those stupendous masses, none reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness — how soon, upon any call of patriotism or of...
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...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: 1815-1852, Volume 2

Archibald Alison - Europe - 1864
...fitted for action. Yon well know, gentlemen, how soon one oF those stupendous masses, now reposinj on their shadows in perfect stillness— how soon, upon any call of patriotism or necessity, it would assume the li'Kt ness of an animated thing, instnv. with life and motion — how...
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HISTORY OF THE PEACE BEING A HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM 1816 TO 1854

HARRIET MNARTUNEAU - 1865
...the economy of private houses, and 2 Life of Canning, p. 334. judging children for tormenting birds. of strength, and incapable of being fitted for action....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. The text, to the ..., Volume 7

Cassell, ltd - 1865
...cultivate peace either because we fear, or be* Miu UwtincwTa " lnlrly Years' Pence," voL L, r- 2M. 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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The Ackworth reading book, being selections from the best English authors in ...

Ackworth sch - 1865
...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...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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On the received text of Shakespeare's dramatic writings, and its ..., Volume 2

Samuel Bailey - 1866
...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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Questions and exercises adapted to Hiley's English grammar, style, and poetry

Richard Hiley - 1867
...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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Historical Characters: Talleyrand, Cobbett, Mackintosh, Canning, Volume 2

Henry Lytton Bulwer Baron Dalling and Bulwer - Europe - 1868 - 915 pages
...in which I have seen those mighty masses that float on 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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