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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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Historical Characters: Talleyrand, Cobbett, Mackintosh, Canning

Henry Lytton Bulwer Baron Dalling and Bulwer - Europe - 1868
...proof that they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being fitted for action. You well fcnoto, gentlemen, how soon one of those stupendous masses...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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Historical Characters: Talleyrand, Cobbett, Mackintosh, Canning, Volume 2

Henry Lytton Bulwer Baron Dalling and Bulwer - Europe - 1868 - 915 pages
...how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing on tJieir shadows in perfect stillness — liow soon upon any call of patriotism or of necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct icith life and motion ; how soon it would rufflt, as it were, its swelling plumage...
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Studies in English prose: specimens, with notes, by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1868
...•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 of those stupendous masses, now reposing oa their shadows in perfect stillness— how soon, upon any call of patriotism or of necessity, it...
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The public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869
...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...of patriotism or of necessity, it would assume the hkeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion ; how soon it would ruffle, as it were,...
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Matrials for translating from English into French, a short essay on ...

Louis Le Brun, Henri van Laun - 1869
...masses 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 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 from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - English literature - 1869 - 477 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 of those stupendous mosses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness, — how soon, upor any call of patriotism,...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - English literature - 1850 - 477 pages
...the waters above your town, is a proof they are uevoid 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 M would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage ;...
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The illustrated public school speaker and reader based on grammatical ...

Alexander Kennedy Isbister - Oratory - 1870 - 382 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...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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The Advanced Book of Reading Lessons: Forming a Supplement to the Fourth and ...

Ontario. Council of Public Instruction - English language - 1871 - 483 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...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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The English elocutionist, a collection of the finest passages of poetry and ...

Charles Hartley - 1872
...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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