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" Nor, though very thin, was I ever deficient in courage or in strength; and I was wont constantly to exercise myself in the use of the broadsword, as long as it comported with my habit and my years. "
The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author - Page 379
by John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
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The Land We Love, Volume 1

1866 - 470 pages
...what if it were diminutive, when so many men, illustrious both in peace and war, have been the same ? And how can that be called diminutive, which is great enough for every virtuous achievement ? ... I wish I could with equal facility refute what this barbarous opponent has said of my blindness...
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Selections from the Prose Works of John Milton: With Critical Remarks and ...

John Milton - 1870 - 382 pages
...what if it were diminutive, when so many men, illustrious both in peace and war, have been the same ? And how can that be called diminutive, which is great...though very thin, was I ever deficient in courage or in strength ; and I was wont constantly to exercise myself in the use of the broadsword, as long as it...
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Selections from the Prose Works of John Milton: With Critical Remarks and ...

John Milton - 1870 - 356 pages
...what if it were diminutive, when so many men, illustrious both in peace and war, have been the same ? And how can that be called diminutive, which is great...though very thin, was I ever deficient in courage or in strength ; and I was wont constantly to exercise myself in the use of the broadsword, as long as it...
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Autobiography of John Milton: Or, Milton's Life in His Own Words

John Milton - 1872 - 250 pages
...what if it were diminutive, when so many men, illustrious both in peace and war, have been the same ? And how can that be called diminutive, which is great...though very thin, was I ever deficient in courage or in strength ; and I was wont constantly to exercise myself in the use of the broadsword, as long as it...
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Autobiography of John Milton, Or, Milton's Life in His Own Words

John Milton - 1872 - 234 pages
...what if it were diminutive, when so many men, illustrious both in peace and war, have been the same ? And how can that be called diminutive, which is great...though very thin, was I ever deficient in courage or in strength ; and I was wont constantly to exercise myself in the use of the broadsword, as long as it...
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The Milton Anthology: Selected from the Prose Writings

John Milton - 1876 - 506 pages
...what if it were diminutive, when so many men, illustrious both in peace and war, have been the same ? And how can that be called diminutive, which is great...though very thin, was I ever deficient in courage or in strength; and I was wont constantly to exercise myself in the use of the broadsword, as long as it...
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The Milton Anthology: Selected from the Prose Writings

John Milton - 1876 - 506 pages
...what if it were diminutive, when so many men, illustrious botli in peace and war, have been the same ? And how can that be called diminutive, which is great...though very thin, was I ever deficient in courage or in strength ; and I was wont constantly to exercise myself in the use of the broadsword, as long as it...
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Some Thoughts Concerning Education

John Locke - 1880 - 386 pages
...orders, was educated for the church, alluding with some satisfaction to his expertness as a swordsman. "Nor, though very thin, was I ever deficient in courage or in strength ; and I was wont constantly to exercise myself in the use of the sword, as long as it comported...
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Famous Authors and the Best Literature of England and America ...: Together ...

William Wilfred Birdsall, Rufus Matthew Jones - 1897 - 602 pages
...says : " My stature certainly is not tall ; but it rather approaches the middle than the diminutive. Nor, though very thin, was I ever deficient in courage or in strength ; and I was wont constantly to exercise myself in the use of the broadsword as long as it...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ..., Volume 17

John Clark Ridpath - 1903 - 548 pages
...then was : My stature certainly is not tall ; but it rather approaches the middle than the diminutive. Nor, though very thin, was I ever deficient in courage or in strength ; and I was wont constantly to exercise myself in the use of the broadsword as long as it...
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