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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... "
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The Guardian, Volumes 10-11

1859 - 802 pages
...friend. How many things are there, which a mau cannot with any face say or do himself ! A man can scarely allege his own merits with modesty, much less extol them ; a man can seldom brook to supplicate or beg, and many things of the like kind — but all these things, which...
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The Quarterly Magazine of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows, Manchester Unity

1860 - 544 pages
...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...a man cannot sometimes brook to supplicate or beg ; and a number of the like. But all these things are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1860 - 480 pages
...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 face or comeliness, sav or do himself ? A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty, much less extol them ; a man...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1864 - 638 pages
...Estate. State ; condition ; circunuslances. ' Hiu letter there Will show you his estate.' — Shuhespere. face or comeliness, say or do himself? A man can scarce...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 iu a friend's...
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Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1864 - 468 pages
...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 face or comeliness, sav or do himself ? A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty, much less extol them ; a man...
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The literary reader: prose authors, with biogr. notices &c. by H.G. Robinson

Hugh George Robinson - 1867 - 458 pages
...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...a man cannot sometimes brook to supplicate or beg, and a number of the like : but all these things are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing...
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Lord Bacon's Essays: With a Sketch of His Life and Character, Reviews of His ...

Francis Bacon - 1867 - 440 pages
...life are, as it were, granted to him and his deputy ; for he may exercise them by [38] his friend. How many things are there, which a man cannot, with any face or comeliness, say or do him[39] self? A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty, much less extol them ; a man cannot...
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A Treatise on English Punctuation

John Wilson - 1868 - 376 pages
...his battles are fought, and his inarch it is ended; The sound of the bagpipe sliall wake him no more. How many things are there which a man cannot, with...a man cannot sometimes brook to supplicate or beg; and a number of the like: but all these things are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 786 pages
...Estate. State ; condition ; circumstances. ' His letter there Will linn you his estate.' — Shakespere. face or comeliness say or do himself? A man can scarce...a man cannot sometimes brook to supplicate or beg, and a number of the like : but all these tilings are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing...
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Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 458 pages
...Offices of Life, are as it were granted to Him, and his Deputy. For he may exercise 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 modesty, much lesse extoll...
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