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" At the same time that I think discretion the most useful talent a man can be master of, I look upon cunning to be the accomplishment of little, mean, ungenerous minds. Discretion points out the noblest ends to us, and pursues the most proper and laudable... "
The Reader: Containing I. The Art of Delivery ... a Selection of Lessons in ... - Page 51
by Abner Alden - 1814 - 228 pages
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - 1801 - 424 pages
...contrast more distinctly. EXAMPLES. At the same time that I think discretion the most useful talent a man can be master of, I look upon cunning to be the accomplishment...has only private selfish aims, and sticks at nothing that may make them succeed. Discretion, has large and extended views, and, like a well-formed eye,...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking ...: To which are ...

Noah Webster - 1802 - 278 pages
...discretion the most useful talent that a man can be master of, 1 look upon cunning to be the accoropli^hment of little, mean, ungenerous minds. Discretion points...and pursues the most proper and laudable methods of obtaining them : cunning has only private -selfish aims, and sticks at nothing which maj make iliem...
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Select British Classics, Volume 13

1803 - 402 pages
...his particular station of life. At the same time that I think discretion the most useful talent a man can be master of, I look upon cunning to be the accomplishment...Discretion has large and extended views, and, like a well-formed eye, commands a whole horizon: cunning is a kind of short-sightedness, that discovers the...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804 - 578 pages
...in his station of life, At the same time that I think discretion the most useful talent that a man can be master of, I look upon cunning to be the accomplishment...most proper and laudable methods of attaining them : Cunninghas only private selfish aims, and sticks at nothing which may make them succeed. Discretion...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ...

Noah Webster - 1804 - 254 pages
...perfection, and but a common share "others, he may do what he pleases in his station of life. tion points out the noblest ends to us, and pursues the most proper and laudable methods of obtaining them : cunning has only private selfish aims, and sticks at nothing which may make them succeed....
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The British Essayists, Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1808 - 340 pages
...his particular station of life. At the same time that I think discretion the most useful talent a man can be master of, I look upon cunning to be the accomplishment...methods of attaining them. Cunning has only private seltish aims, and sticks at nothing which may make them succeed. Discretion has large and extended...
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Elements of Elocution: In which the Principles of Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - 1810 - 394 pages
...contrast more distinctEXAMTLES. At the same time that 1 think discretion the most useful talent a man can be master of, I look upon cunning to be the accomplishment...and, like a well formed eye, commands a whole horizon i Cunning is a kind of short-sightedness, that discovers the minutest objects that are near at hand,...
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The Spectator, Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 300 pages
...his particular station of life. At the same time that I think discretion the most useful talent a man can be master of, I look upon cunning to be the accomplishment...and pursues the most proper and laudable methods of obtaining them. Cunning has only private selfish aims, and sticks at nothing which may make them succeed....
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A Theological Dictionary, Volume 1

Charles Buck - 1810 - 488 pages
...active to his own prejudice. " Discretion is a very different thing from cunning; cunning is only an accomplishment of little, mean, ungenerous minds. Discretion points out the noblest ends fto us, and pursues the most proIper and laudable methods of atDIS 235 DIS laming them ; cunning has...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 4

Joseph Addison - 1811 - 514 pages
...pleases in his station of life. At the same time that I think discretion the most useful talent a man can be master of, I look upon cunning to be the accomplishment...selfish aims, and sticks at nothing which may make them sueceed. Discretion has large and extended views, and, like a well-formed eye, commands a whole horizon...
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