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" Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks. Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam... "
Prose Works ...: Containing His Principal Political and Ecclesiastical ... - Page 318
by John Milton - 1809
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The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin: History of political ideas

Eric Voegelin - History - 1989 - 322 pages
...invincible locks: Methinks I see her as an Eagle muing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzl'd eyes at the full midday beam; purging and unsealing her long abused sight at the fountain itself of heav'nly radiance; while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds, with those also that love...
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Early Modern Liberalism

Annabel Patterson, Professor Annabel Patterson - History - 1997 - 314 pages
...strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks; methinks I see her as an eagle renewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam . . . '" Russell, An Essay on the History of the English Government and Constitution (London, 1865),...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks. Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam. JOHN MILTON, (1608-1674) British poet. Areopagitica: a Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks. Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her were formerly told. 1377 'The Resignatlon' This was my country and it 7465 Areopagitica Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience,...
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Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Literature

Craig Kallendorf - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 253 pages
...strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks. Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam; purging and unsealing her long-abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance; while the whole noise of timorous and...
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Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Lucy Newlyn - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 397 pages
...invincible locks: Methinks I see her as an Eagle muing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazl'd eyes at the full midday beam; purging and unsealing her long abused sight at the fountain it self of heav'nly radiance', Complete Prose Works of John Milton (gen. ed. D. Wolfe (8 vols. in 10,...
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A Hubert Harrison Reader

Hubert Harrison - History - 2001 - 473 pages
...kindling her undazzled eyes at the full noonday beam; methinks I see her scaling and improving her sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance,...whole noise of timorous and flocking birds —with them also that love the twilight — hover around, amazed at what she means, and in their useless gabble...
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The Uncertain World of Samson Agonistes

John T. Shawcross - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 158 pages
...to the nation now epitomized by the Restoration government does not foresee "kindling [of] undazl'd eyes at the full midday beam; purging and unsealing her long abused sight at the fountain it self of heavn'ly radiance" (Areopagitica 34). Is the story of Samson a potentially meaningful correlative...
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John Milton: A Short Introduction

Roy C. Flannagan - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 144 pages
...falling from his eyes: Methinks I see her as an Eagle muing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazl'd eyes at the full midday beam; purging and unsealing her long abused sight at the fountain it self of heav'nly radiance; while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds, with those also...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks;0 methinks I see her as an eagle mewing0 her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam, purging and unsealing her long-abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance, while the whole noise of timorous and...
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