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" Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discerned ; but very often an action of small note, a short saying, or a jest, shall distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest sieges, or... "
The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge - Page 182
1919
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The Invasion of India by Alexander the Great as Described by Arrian, Q ...

Classical literature - 1893 - 432 pages
...be best discerned, but often an action of but little note — a short saying or a jest — may mark a person's real character more than the greatest sieges or the most important battles." His Lives, therefore, while useful to the writer of history, must be used with care, since they are...
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The Invasion of India by Alexander the Great as Described by Arrian, Q ...

Classical literature - 1896 - 432 pages
...be best discerned, but often an action of but little note — a short saying or a jest — may mark a person's real character more than the greatest sieges or the most important battles." His Lives, therefore, while useful to the writer of history, must be used with care, since they are...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1900 - 726 pages
.../ji\\of f¡ fiuyiu nvpíívítpoí, irapardfta al цеуюты, nal va\iopicla ró\cut>. " Nor is it enum, and objections against a vacuum^ yet one of...miracles, that it is more probable that the witnesses To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit "The business...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1900
...irapaTii£fi<; al /xJyiorcu, KCU iroXiopx'a irdAeow. " Nor is it always in the most distinguished atchievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discerned...greatest sieges, or the most important battles."* To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. " The business...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1901
...TraoaTajfejy al f1eyurrat, KOI iroXtopicla iroXetoc. "Nor is it always in the most distinguished atchievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discerned...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles." l To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. " The business...
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CHAMBER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE

1901
...Boswell: ' Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievement that men s virtues or vices may be liest discerned ; but very often an action of small note,...the greatest sieges or the most important battles.' Bintani;, •••:> island of the Dutch East Indies, 40 miles SE. of Singapore. Area, 454 sq. m....
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Lord Macaulay

David Hutchison MacGregor - Historians - 1901 - 139 pages
...vices may be best discerned ; but very often an action of small note, a short saying, or a jest, will distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest sieges or the most important battles. Therefore, as painters labour the likeness in the face, and especially about the eyes, and run over...
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The Living Age, Volume 232

1902
...of the most inadequate biography. I think it is Boswell who quotes Plutarch to the effect that it is very often "an action of small note, a short saying,...distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest signs or the most important battles." It is so with Bentley, who lives by virtue of a single saying,...
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Life of Johnson, Volumes 1-2

James Boswell - 1904
...action of small note, a short saying, or a jest, shall 1 Rambler, No. 60. 22 DR. JOHNSON ON BIOGRAPHY . V To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. ' The business...
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A Handbook of Literary Criticism: An Analysis of Literary Forms in Prose and ...

William Henry Sheran - Criticism - 1905 - 578 pages
...respect to be paid to knowledge, to virtue and to truth. On this subject Plutarch writes: 'Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...the greatest sieges or the most important battles.' " Boswell continues : " To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to...
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