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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 midday beam ; purging... "
The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author - Page 210
by John Milton - 1806
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So Much of the Diary of Lady Willoughby, as Relates to Her Domestic History ...

Basil Montagu, Hannah Mary Rathbone - English literature - 1845 - 242 pages
...invincible locks ; methinks I see her as an eagle muing her mighty youth, and kindling her dazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam : purging and unsealing...twilight, flutter about, amazed at what she means, and in their envious gabble would prognosticate a year of sects and schisms. Error supports custom,...
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 343 pages
...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 3 49 BJM fountain itself of heavenly radiance; while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds....
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Milton's Epic Voice: The Narrator in Paradise Lost

Anne Ferry - Poetry - 1983 - 187 pages
...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 . . .* The blind Samson redeemed by the...
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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
...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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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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Polite Wisdom: Heathen Rhetoric in Milton's Areopagitica

Paul M. Dowling - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 113 pages
...seems pessimistic about her past. "Methinks I see her as an Eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam; purging...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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When Africa Awakes

Hubert H. Harrison - African Americans - 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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