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" 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 all these things are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing in a man's own. "
The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ... - Page 108
by Francis Bacon - 1818 - 290 pages
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with The wisdom of the ancients ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1857
...things, are graceful in a Friend's Mouth, which are blufhing in a Man's own. So again, a Man's perfon hath many proper Relations which he cannot put off. A Man cannot (peak to his Son but as a Father ; to his Wife but as a Hufband ; to his Enemy but upon Terms ; whereas...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1858
...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...man cannot speak to his son but as a father ; to his wife but as a husband ; to his enemy but upon terms : whereas a friend may speak as the case requires,...
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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1858
...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 speak to his son but as a father ; to hie wife but as a husband ; to his enemy but upon terms : whereas a friend may speak as the case requires,...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - 1858
...himself1 A man can scarce allege bis own merits with modesty, much less extol them ; a man can not sometimes brook to supplicate or beg ; and a number...a man's person hath many proper relations which he can not put off. A man can not speak to his son but as a father ; to his wife but as a husband ; to...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1860
...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...man cannot speak to his son but as a father ; to his wife but as a husband ; to his enemy but upon terms : whereas a friend may speak as the case requires,...
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The Quarterly Magazine of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows, Manchester Unity

1860
...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...cannot speak to his son, but as a father ; to his wife, but as a husband ; to his enemy, but upon terms : whereas, a friend may speak as the case requires...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1861 - 586 pages
...show you his estate.' — Shakespere. face or comeliness say or do himself? A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty, much less extol them...in a man's own. So, again, a man's person hath many proper1 relations which he cannot put off. A man cannot speak to his son but as a father; to his wife...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1864
...show you his estate.' — Shuhespere. 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 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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The literary reader: prose authors, with biogr. notices &c. by H.G. Robinson

Hugh George Robinson - 1867
...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...man cannot speak to his son but as a father ; to his wife, but as a husband ; to his enemy, but upon terms ; whereas a friend may speak as the case requires,...
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Lord Bacon's Essays: With a Sketch of His Life and Character, Reviews of His ...

Francis Bacon - 1867 - 426 pages
...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...friend's mouth, which are blushing in a man's own. [40] So again, a man's person hath many proper rela[41] tions which he cannot put off. A man cannot...
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