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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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Selected Prose

John Milton - Fiction - 1985 - 462 pages
...invincible locks: 146 Methinks I see her as an Eagle muing 1 * 7 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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Hymns and the Christian Myth

Lionel Adey - Music - 1986 - 288 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.49 By making England holy. Cromwell and...
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The Literature of Controversy: Polemical Strategy from Milton to Junius

Thomas N. Corns - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 176 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; while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds, with those also...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 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) English poet No man has a right to fix the boundary of the march of a nation;...
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Milton and the Drama of History: Historical Vision, Iconoclasm, and the ...

David Loewenstein - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 208 pages
...herself at a critical moment in history like "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" (n, 558). There is of course a significant difference in emphasis: the...
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Exile and Kingdom: History and Apocalypse in the Puritan Migration to America

Avihu Zakai - History - 2002 - 276 pages
...and shaking her invincible locks," or 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 or heav'nly radiance," was similarly convinced that thy Kingdom is now at hand, and thou standing...
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The New England Milton: Literary Reception and Cultural Authority in the ...

Kevin P. Van Anglen - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 255 pages
...man after sleep and shaking her invincible locks (the laws): methinks I see her as an eagle muing her mighty youth and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam' " [Early Lectures, t, 222-23]). Moreover, these glosses then lead to one of the great summaries of...
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Polite Wisdom: Heathen Rhetoric in Milton's Areopagitica

Paul M. Dowling - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 113 pages
...England's future, his second seems pessimistic about her past. "Methinks I see her as an Eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the...twilight, flutter about, amazed at what she means, and in their envious gabble would prognosticate a year of sects and schisms" (II, 558). A rejection...
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The New England Historical and Genealogical Register,: Volume 29 1875

New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff - 1995 - 513 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." In all directions we find a marked progress, in both countries, toward the embodiment of the grand...
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When Africa Awakes

Hubert H. Harrison - Social Science - 1997 - 146 pages
...kindling her undazzled eyes at the full noon-day 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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