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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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Outlines of English Literature: With Readings

William Joseph Long - English literature - 1925 - 807 pages
...children, if need be ; and finally, that he can spare our modesty while trumpeting our virtues : " How many things are there which a man cannot, with...these things are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing in a man's own." In old Arabic manuscripts one frequently finds a record having the appearance...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

Literature - 1909
...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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Style

1898 - 129 pages
...frank ways of hazard, by Satan rebuking sin. " How many things are there," exclaims the wise Verulam, "which a man cannot, with any face or comeliness, say or do himself! A man's person hath many proper relations which he cannot put off. A man cannot speak to his son but...
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Other Selves: Philosophers on Friendship

Michael Pakaluk - Philosophy - 1991 - 273 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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Nietzsche and Modern Times: A Study of Bacon, Descartes, and Nietzsche

Laurence Lampert - Philosophy - 1993 - 475 pages
...myself" (Descartes's reply to the first letter); he is able to do what Bacon said a friend could do: "How many things are there which a man cannot, with...man cannot sometimes brook to supplicate or beg." But a Parisian friend can: "All these things are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing in...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1999 - 216 pages
...friendship is, all offices13 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 brook1 to supplicate or beg; and a number of the like. But all these things are graceful in a friend's...
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Shakespeare and Masculinity

Bruce R. Smith, Bruce R. (Professor of English Smith, Professor of English Georgetown University Washington DC) - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 182 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...sometimes brook to supplicate or beg. And a number of such like. But all these things are graceful in a friend's mouth which are blushing in a man's own."...
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Understanding The Merchant of Venice: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources ...

Jay L. Halio - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 181 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...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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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 339 pages
...of Life, are as it were granted to Him, and his Deputy. For he may exercise 235 them by his Frend. How many Things are there, which a Man cannot, with any Face or Comelines, say or doe Himselfe? A Man can scarce alledge his owne Merits with [Y2] modesty, | much...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2002 - 813 pages
...friendship is, all offices0 of life are as it were granted to him and his deputy. For he may exercise0 them by his friend. How many things are there which a man cannot, with any face0 or comeliness,0 say or do himself?0 A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty, much...
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