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" Our present repose is no more a proof of inability to act, than the state of inertness and inactivity in which I have seen those mighty masses that float in the waters above your town, is a proof that they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being... "
The Monthly Review - Page 82
1827
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 63

England - 1848
...affords. Hergiant strength slumbers, not sleeps. Our ships of war, in the noble words of Mr Canning, " how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stilluess, — how soon, upon any call of patriotism, or of necessity, it would assume the likeness...
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Cobbett's Political Register, Volume 48

Great Britain - 1823
...inactivity in which I have seen those mighty masses that float in the waters above your town, is a proof they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being fitted for action. You well know, Gentlemen, howr soon ons of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect strllness— ^-hdw...
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The Political Primer: Or, Road to Public Honours

Political primer - Great Britain - 1826 - 194 pages
...inactivity in which I have seen those mighty masses that float in the waters above your town, is a proof they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being...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 Quarterly Review, Volume 35

English literature - 1827
...question — ' I have seen those mighty masses that float in the waters above your town, is a proof they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being fitted for action. You well know,' he continues, ' how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 35

English literature - 1827
...— ' I have seen those mighty masses that float in the waters above your town, is a proof they arc devoid of strength, and incapable of being fitted for action. You well know,' he continues, ' how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness...
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The Speech of the Right Hon. George Canning, Volume 6

George Canning - Great Britain - 1828
...the waters above your town, is a proof they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being jitted out for action. You well know, gentlemen, how soon one...stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stittness, — how soon, upon any call of patriotism, or of necessity, it would assume the likeness...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric: Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1829 - 252 pages
...inability to act, than the state of inertness and inactivity, in which I have seen those mighty masses that float in the waters above your town, is a proof...incapable of being fitted for action. You well know how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness — how...
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Memoirs of George the Fourth: Descriptive of the Most Interesting ..., Volume 2

Robert Huish - 1830
...inactivity in which I have seen those mighty masses that float in the waters above your town (Plymouth) is a proof that they are devoid of strength, and incapable...being fitted for action. You well' know, gentlemen,' said the orator, ' how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect...
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Memoirs of George the Fourth: Descriptive of the Most Interesting ..., Volume 2

Robert Huish - 1830
...of strength, and incapable of being fitted for action. You well know, gentlemen,' said the orator, ' 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...
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The Political Life of the Right Honourable George Canning, from ..., Volume 1

Augustus Granville Stapleton - Great Britain - 1831
...inability to act, than the state of inertness andi " inactivity in which I have seen those mighty " masses that float in the waters above your town, " is a proof that they are devoid of strength, • At the time this Speech was made, Parliament was not to meet for upwards of three months. II 2...
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