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" Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense. There are forty men of wit for one man of sense; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold, will be every day at a loss for want of readier change. "
The life and times of the right hon. John Bright - Page 101
by William Robertson (reporter.) - 1877
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History of John Bull. Essays. Poetry

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...endeavour to work upon the vulgar with fine sense, is like attempting to hew blocks with a razor. IV. Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense: there are forty men of wit to one man of sense; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold,...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 17

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...endeavour to work upon the vulgar with fine sense, is like attempting to hew blocks with a razor. IV. Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense: there are forty men of wit to one man of sense; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold,...
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The Monthly Review

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1810
...attempting to hew blocks with a razor. " • Party is the madness of many, for the gain of a few, ' Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common tense. There are forty men of wit for one man of sense ; and he that will carry nothing about him but...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes, and the ...

Alexander Pope - 1812
...To endeavour to work upon the vulgar with fine sense is like attempting to hew blocks with a razor. Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense. There are forty men of wit for one man of sense; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold,...
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans - 1817
...knowledge of human nature, a few of his sayings may be acceptable. The following pleased me best : — 1. Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense. There are forty men of wit for one man of sense ; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold,...
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The Literary Panorama and National Register, Volume 7

English literature - 1818
...bill ivas sent, (he whole having been meant only as a joke upon the landlord. Witt Saying* nf Pope. 1. Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense. There arc forty men of wit for one man of sense ; and he that will carry nothing about him but [810...
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The Literary Panorama, and National Register: A Review of Books, Register of ...

Various - 1818
...bill was sent, the whole having been meant only asa joke upon the landlord. Wite Sayings of Pope. 1. Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense. There are forty men of wit for one man of seuse ; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold,...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical, ecclesiastical ...

1839
...that one is sure to repent of can never be tranquilly enjoyed, and is, therefore, no pleasure at all. Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense. — Swift. Those even who have no religion themselves (says Lord Chesterfield), esteem and confide...
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The Kilmarnock mirror, and literary gleaner, Volume 2

1820
...parts. To endeavour to work upon the vulgar with fine sense, is attempting to hue blocks with a razor. Fine sense, and' exalted sense, are not half so useful as common sense. There are forty men o wit for one man of sense : and he that will carry nothing a1)out him but gold,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 6

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1822
...To endeavour to work upon the vulgar with fine sense, is like attempting to hew blocks with a razor. Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense. There are forty men of wit for one man of sense ; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold,...
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