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" What could a man require more from a nation so pliant and so prone to seek after knowledge ? What wants there to such a towardly and pregnant soil, but wise and faithful laborers, to make a knowing people, a nation of prophets, of sages, and of worthies... "
The American Journal of Education and College Review - Page 190
1856
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Discourses on Government, Volume 1

Algernon Sidney - Monarchy - 1805
...knowledge. What wants there to such a towardly and pregnant soile, but wise and faithful labourers, to make a knowing people, a nation of prophets, of sages, and of worthies.... Areopagitica. A speech of John Milton, for the liberty of Unlicenced Printing. (GVARD IT YE BRITONS...
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Flower's Political review and monthly register. (monthly ..., Volume 9

Benjamin Flower - 1811
...knowledge ? What wants there to such atowardly and pregnant soil, but wise and faithful labourers, to make a knowing people, a nation of prophets, of sages, and of worthies? We reckon more than five months yet to harvest; there need not be five weeks, liad we but eyes to lift...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: Ecclesiastical law. Matrimonial law. Of ...

John Milton - 1809
...knowledge ? What wants there to such a towardly and pregnant soil, but wise and faithful labourers, to make a knowing people, a nation of prophets, of sages, and of worthies ? We reckon more than five months yet to harvest ; there need not be five weeks, had we but eyes to...
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Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England, for the Liberty of ...

John Milton - Freedom of the press - 1819 - 311 pages
...Knowledge. What wants there to such a towardly and pregnant soile, but wise and faithfull labourers, to make a knowing People, a Nation of Prophets, of Sages, and of Worthies. We reck'n more then five months yet to harvest ; there need not be five weeks, had we but eyes to lift...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 19

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1822
...a man require more from a nation so pliant and so prone to seek after knowledge ? What wants there to such a towardly and pregnant soil, but wise and...People, a Nation of Prophets, of Sages, and of Worthies ?" MILTON. Speech for the Liberty ojtlie Press. PREFACE. THESE Letters have been hastily drawn up,...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 19

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1822
...a man require more from a nation so pliant and so prone to seek after knowledge ? What wants there to such a towardly and pregnant soil, but wise and...knowing People, a Nation of Prophets, of Sages, and of WorthiesŁ*f,.',. MILTON. Speech for the Liberty of the Press. PREFACE. THESE Letters have been hastily...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...knowledge ? What wants there to such a towardly and pregnant soil, but wise and faithful labourers, to make a knowing people, a nation of prophets, of sages, and of worthies ? We reckon more than five months yet to harvest ; there need not be five weeks, had we but eyes to...
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A Selection from the English Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1826
...a man require more from a nation, so pliant and so prone to seek after knowledge ? What wants there to such a towardly and pregnant soil, but wise and...people, a nation of prophets, of sages, and of worthies ? We reckon more than five months yet to harvest ; there need not be five weeks, had we but eyes to...
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A Selection from the English Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1826
...prelatical tradition of crowding free consciences and Christian liberties into canons and precepts of men. wise and faithful laborers, to make a knowing people, a nation of prophets, of sages, and of worthies ? vie reckon more than five months yet to harvest; there need not be five weeks, had we but eyes to...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1827
...knowledge .' What wants there to such a towardly and pregnant soil, but wise and faithful labourers to make a knowing people a nation of prophets, of sages, and of worthies ?' It is an easy matter for modern patriots sitting over their claret and filling a bumper to the '...
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