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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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The essays, i-(lviii) or, Counsels civil and moral of Francis lord ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1878
...friendship is, all offices of life are, as it were, granted to him and his deputy; for he may exercise them by his friend. How many things are there, which...these things are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing in a man's own. So again, a man's person hath many proper relations which he cannot put...
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The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges

David Jayne Hill - English language - 1878 - 276 pages
...sentences subdivided by semi-colons, unless numerous and complex, should be separated by colons ; as, " A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty,...these things are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing in his own." RULE 2. — Supplementary Clauses. — A supplementary clause, introduced...
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The Works of Francis Bacon ...: Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1878
...friendship is, all offices of life are as it were granted to him and his deputy. For he may exercise them by his friend. How many things are there which a man cannot, with any fuce or comeliness, say or do himself ? A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty, much less...
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The Cromaboo Mail Carrier: A Canadian Love Story

James T. Jones, Mary Leslie - 1878 - 296 pages
...SIXTEENTH. " I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul — ." — SHAKSPEARE. " A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty, much less extol them ; - - - but all these things are graceful in a friend's mouth which are blushing in a man's own I have...
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The Essays (I-LVIII) Or, Counsels Civil and Moral of Francis, Lord Verulam ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1879 - 347 pages
...friendship is, all offices of life are, as it were, granted to him and his deputy ; for he may exercise them by his friend. How many things are there, which...these things are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing in a man's own. So again, a man's person hath many proper relations which he cannot put...
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Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott. Text only, with ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1879
...friendship is, all offices of life are, as it were, granted to him and his deputy. For he may exercise them by his friend. How many things are there which...himself ! A man can scarce allege his own merits with «50 modesty, much less extol them ; a man cannot sometimes stoop to supplicate or beg, and a number...
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Masterpieces of English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - American literature - 1880 - 638 pages
...(rooked, perverted. 207. xparinic, reasonable, moderate. 211. hestowine. disposal. for he may exercise them by his friend. How many things are there which...less extol them ; a man cannot sometimes brook to suppli- 2 cate or beg, and a number of the like ; but all these things are graceful in a friend's mouth,...
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Papers for teachers

1880
...friendship is, all offices of life are, as it were, granted to him and his deputy. For he may exercise them by his friend. How many things are there which...modesty, much less extol them ; a man cannot sometimes stoop to supplicate or beg, and a number of the like. But all these things are graceful in a friend's...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1880 - 764 pages
...friendship is, all offices of life are, as it were, granted to him and his deputy ; for he may exercise p, and there can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity ; an sny or do himself! A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty, much less extol them; a jnan...
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The Wealth of Friendship

Friendship - 1909 - 210 pages
...characters of others. By mutual confidence and mutual aid Great deeds are done, and great discoveries made. A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty,...these things are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing in a man's own. XV OLD FRIENDS ARE BEST For believe me, in this world which is ever slipping...
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