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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 Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion - Page 341
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Life in Mind & Conduct: Studies of Organic in Human Nature

Henry Maudsley - Ethics - 1902 - 444 pages
...comeliness, say or do for himself; allegations of merit and supplications for advancement being " things that are graceful in a friend's mouth which are blushing in a man's own." Certainly if self-interest be not the foundation of friendship, it is wise self-interest to make a...
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A Selection from the Best English Essays Illustrative of the History of ...

Sherwin Cody - English essays - 1903 - 415 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'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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From the age of Henry VIII to the age of Milton

Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse - English literature - 1903
...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. None of Bacon's Essays are more interesting than those in which he affords us glimpses of himself....
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English Literature: From the age of Henry VIII to the age of Milton, by ...

Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse - English literature - 1903
...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. None of Bacon's Essays are more interesting than those in which he affords us glimpses of himself....
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A Selection from the Best English Essays Illustrative of the History of ...

Sherwin Cody - English essays - 1903 - 415 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...supplicate or beg; and a number of the like. But all these Jhings 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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The Essays, Or Counsels, Civil and Moral of Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam ...

Francis Bacon - 1905 - 318 pages
...there which a man cannot, with any face or comeliness an say or do himself ! A man can scarce allege0 his own merits with modesty, much less extol them;...number of the like. But all these things are graceful sin a friend's mouth, which are blushing in a man's own. So again, a man's person hath many proper0...
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Punctuation Practically Illustrated ...

Kate O'Neill - English language - 1906 - 192 pages
...march it is ended ; The sound of the bagpipes shall wake him no more. 3. — 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. THE COLON IN TITLE-PAGES. RULE V.—The Main Title of a book is sometime^ followed by an explanatory...
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AN ENGLISH PROSE MISCELLANY

JOHN MASEFIELD - 1907
...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...which he cannot put off. A man cannot speak to his own son but as a father ; to his wife but as a husband ; to his enemy but upon terms : whereas a friend...
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The Essays of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - Readers - 1908 - 227 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;...blushing in a man's own. So again, a man's person halh many proper relations which he cannot put off. A man cannot speak to his son but as a father;...
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The Essays of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1908 - 293 pages
...own merits with modesty, much less 1 Estate. State or condition. 1 For that. Because, extol them ; 1 a man cannot sometimes brook to supplicate or beg...in a man's own. So again, a man's person hath many proper2 relations which he cannot put off. A man cannot speak to his son but as a father ; to his wife...
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