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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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Essays

Francis Bacon - 1883 - 236 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...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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Essays

Francis Bacon - 1908 - 340 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 245 can scarce alledge" his owne Merits with modesty, much lesse...
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Essays, Civil and Moral and the New Atlantis

Francis Bacon, John Milton, Sir Thomas Browne - 1909 - 348 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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The Wealth of Friendship

1909 - 236 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,...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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Twelve Centuries of English Poetry and Prose

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1910 - 776 pages
...offices of life are as it were granted to him and his deputy. For he may exercise them by his friend. and a number of the like. But all these things are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing...
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Twelve Centuries of English Poetry and Prose

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer, Alice Ebba Andrews - 1910 - 778 pages
...offices of life are as it were granted to him and his deputy. For he may exercise them by his friend. in hemp. "So true it is, what I then said, that the...Numerator OK by lessening your Denominator. Kay, soinc'times brook to supplicate or beg; and a number of the like. But all these things are graceful...
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For Auld Lang Syne: A Book of Friendship

1911 - 120 pages
...yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Turn the old; return to them. — Thoreau. A MAN can scarce allege his own merits with modesty,...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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Poetry Review, Volume 6

Stephen Phillips, Galloway Kyle - 1915 - 650 pages
...ourselves, we publish them." In the Essay of Friendship Bacon, like Shakespeare, condemns selfpraise : " A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty, much less extol them." Sonnet sixty-two completely clinches my argument, for there Shakespeare confesses that it is his own...
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Sir William Arrol: A Memoir

Robert Purvis - 1913 - 272 pages
...Arrol's modesty, simplicity, and total want of affectation. Bacon also says : " How many things are K there which a man cannot with any face or comeliness...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." Now the writer...
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Interpretation of the Printed Page for Those who Would Learn to Interpret ...

Solomon Henry Clark - 1915 - 352 pages
...his battles are fought, and his march it is ended; The sound of the bagpipes shall wake him no more. A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty,...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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