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" How many things are there which a man cannot, with any face or comeliness, say or do himself! A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty, much less extol them ; a man cannot sometimes brook to supplicate or beg; and a number of the like. But... "
Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ... - Page 6
by John Mason Good - 1813
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Short Works of Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh

Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh - Literary Collections - 2007 - 244 pages
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Side Lights on the Book of Proverbs

A. D. Power - Religion - 2007 - 80 pages
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Essays; Or, Counsels, Civil & Moral. Introd. by Frederic Harrison

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2008 - 376 pages
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The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics

Robert Faulkner - Political Science - 2008 - 288 pages
...governed are but arts of ostentation" (Essayes or Counsels, Civill andMorall, #54 "Of Vain-Glory"); "A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty, much less extol them, . . . supplicate or beg; . . . But all these things are graceful in a friend's mouth; . . . where a...
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