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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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BACON'S ESSAYS WITH ANNOTATIONS

RICHARD WHATELY - 1868
...Estate. State ; condition ; circumstances. face or comeliness say or do himself? A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty, much less extol them...supplicate or beg, and a number of the like : but all these tilings are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing in a man's own. So, again, a man's person...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 641 pages
...linn 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...supplicate or beg, and a number of the like : but all these tilings are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing in a man's own. So, again, a man's person...
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Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 388 pages
...scarce alledge his owne Merits with modesty, much lesse cxtoll them : A man cannot sometimes brooke to Supplicate or Beg : And a number of the like. But all these Things, are Gracefull in a Frends Mouth, which are Blushing in a Mans Owne. So againe, a Mans Person hath many...
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A Treatise on English Punctuation: Designed for Letter-writers, Authors ...

John Wilson - 1871 - 334 pages
...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;...friend's mouth, which are blushing in a man's own. ' When once our labor has begun, the comfort that enables us to endure it is the prospect of its end:...
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A Treatise on English Punctuation ...: With an Appendix, Containing Rules on ...

John Wilson - 1871 - 334 pages
...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;...to supplicate or beg; and a number of the like: but alt these things are graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing in a man's own. When once our...
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A Harmony of the Essays, Etc. of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1871 - 584 pages
...fcarce alledge his owne Merits with modefly, much leffe extoll them : A man cannot fometimes brooke to Supplicate or Beg : And a number of the like. But all thefe Things, are Gracefull in a Frends Mouth, which are Blufhing in a Mans Owne. So againe, a Mans...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

1872 - 534 pages
...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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The Essays of Lord Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1873 - 240 pages
...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 ;6 whereas a friend may speak as the case requires,...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1874 - 641 pages
...State; condition ; cirennutances. face or comeliness say or do himself? A man can scarce allege hie own merits with modesty, much less extol them; a man...man's own. So, again, a man's person hath* many proper 1 relations which he cannot put off. A man cannot speak to his son but as a father; to his wife but...
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Twenty of Bacon's essays, ed. by F. Storr

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1874
...there which a man cannot, with any face or comeliness, say or do himself? A man can scarce allege 87 his own merits with modesty, much less extol them...blushing in a man's own. So again, a man's person 88 hath many proper 89 relations which he cannot put off. A man cannot speak to his son but as a father;...
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