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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 Life and Labors of Theodore Sutton Parvin, A. M., LL. D., Grand ...

Joseph E. Morcombe - 1906 - 349 pages
...distinguished and discerned; but very often an action of small note, a short saying, or a jest, shall show a person's real character more than the greatest sieges or the most important battles." The wisdom of Grand Lodge, in authorizing the preparation of this Life-History, cannot be doubted....
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 76

1873
...prince of poets : " It is not always in the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues and vices may be best discerned ; but very often an action...distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest siege or the most important battle." Thus nothing better describes Sir Matthew Hale's stern sense of...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1907
...always in the most distinguished atchieve:s that men's virtues or vices may be best discerned ; but often an action of small note, a short saying, or...more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battles."1 Tfo this may be added the sentiments of the very man wh( >se life I am about to exhibit....
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The First Year English Book

Harriet Eve Crandall - English language - 1908 - 237 pages
...separated by semicolons. Example: Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that a man's virtues or vices may be best discerned ; but very...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles. 17. A semicolon should precede such words as "as," "viz." (namely), "ie" (that is), "eg" (for example),...
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The Story of the Greek People: An Elementary History of Greece

Eva March Tappan - Greece - 1908 - 260 pages
...their natural connection with the annals of their times, and ever in accordance with Plutarch's dictum, "Often an action of small note, a short saying or...greatest sieges or the most important battles." In treating of the wars of Greece, I have followed their course as briefly as possible, and have given...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1852
...etrotljr«v tuaAAop ^ iu^xou nvpidv«Kpoi, vapaird^«is at p«yurrai, Kai iro\topKla Tr6\eui*. " Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battles."1 To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. "...
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Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville

James Alexander Lovat-Fraser - Great Britain - 1916 - 146 pages
...rather than to write the annals of his external acts. " I am not writing Histories, but Lives," he said. "Very often an action of small note, a short saying,...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles." The aim of the present writer, whether successful or not, is to depict somewhat in the spirit of Plutarch...
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Life of Johnson

James Boswell - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 1492 pages
...Earl of Jersey and his wife. Crater.*] t., KOi tTOfMTliftlS fit peytOrcU, KOi TToAlelpKiai 'Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battles.'1 To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. 'The...
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Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes

Andre Bernard, Clifton Fadiman - Reference - 2000 - 800 pages
...reveal character. This value was first classically formulated by Plutarch, quoted by Boswell: "Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles." From anecdotes, thought Prosper Mérimée, one "can distinguish a true picture of the customs and characters...
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Society and Sentiment: Genres of Historical Writing in Britain, 1740-1820

Mark Salber Phillips - History - 2000 - 369 pages
...become his own biographer." "Goldsmith, "The Life of Thomas Parnell, DD," in Collected Works, 3:407. action of small note, a short saying, or a jest, shall...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles.' " 14 In fact, by Plutarchan standards, Boswell's book presented an odd ideal of biography: the total...
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