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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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Tracts for the people, designed to vindicate religious and Christian liberty

Tracts - Church and state - 1840 - 470 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 mid-day 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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Oliver Cromwell: An Historical Romance, Volumes 1-3

Henry William Herbert, Horace Smith - Great Britain - 1840 - 360 pages
...strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks!' — I would 'see her, as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam,' yea ! spreading forth to the four winds of heaven her long-abused and fettered pinions, superbly floating...
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Oliver Cromwell: An Historical Romance, Volume 3

Henry William Herbert - Great Britain - 1840 - 360 pages
...strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks! 1 —I would 'see her, as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam/ yea! spreading forth to the four winds of heaven her long-abused and fettered pinions, superbly floating...
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The Methodist Quarterly Review, Volume 29

Methodist Church - 1847
...and kindling their undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam ; purging and unsealing their long-abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance...twilight, flutter about, amazed at what she means, and, in their envious gabble, would prognosticate" her decay and dissolution. But the vision is of...
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The Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information: Concerning Remarkable Men ...

William Hone - Almanacs, English - 1841
...youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam : purging and unsealing her long-abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance...twilight, flutter about, amazed at what she means, and in their envious gabble would prognosticate a year of sects and schisms. — Milton. 1. APRIL FOOL...
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The Elements of English Composition

David Irving - English language - 1841 - 410 pages
...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...those also that love the twilight, flutter about, amazM at what she means, and in their envious gabble would prognostioat a year of sects and schisms....
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Paradise Lost: With Variorum Notes ... and a Memoir of the Life of Milton ...

John Milton - 1841 - 457 pages
...youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day heam ; purging and unsealing her long-ahused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance ; while the whole noise of timorous and flocking hirds, with those also that love the twilight, flutter ahout, amazed at what she means, and in their...
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Celebrated Speeches of Chatham, Burke, and Erskine: To which is Added, the ...

William Pitt (Earl of Chatham) - Speeches, addresses, etc., English - 1841 - 540 pages
...strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks: methinks I see her as an eagle muing 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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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw.] The ...

1858
...seen as an eagle, mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day oeam, purging and unsealing her long abused sight, at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance." Noble indeed was the sight — -a nation determined to free itself from hoary thraldom, and glorious...
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Milton's Epic Voice: The Narrator in Paradise Lost

Anne Ferry - Poetry - 1983 - 187 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 . . .8 The blind Samson redeemed by the...
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