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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. "
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The Essays of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1908 - 293 pages
...comeliness, say or do himself ? A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty, much less extol them jla 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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Essays

Francis Bacon - 1908 - 302 pages
...scarce alledge" his owne Merits with modesty, much lesse extoll them : A man cannot sometimes brooke to Supplicate or Beg; And a number of the like. But all these Things are Gracefull in a Frend's Mouth, which are Blushing" in a Man's Owne. So againe, a Man's Person 250 hath...
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The Wealth of Friendship

Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus - Friendship - 1909 - 210 pages
...confidence and mutual aid Great deeds are done, and great discoveries made. 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. XV OLD FRIENDS ARE BEST For believe me, in this world which is ever slipping from under our feet, it...
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English Prose (1137-1890)

John Matthews Manly - English poetry - 1909 - 544 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;...all these things are graceful in a friend's mouth, wnich are blushing in a man's own. So again, a man's person hath many proper relations which he cannot...
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For Auld Lang Syne: A Book of Friendship

Friendship - 1911 - 106 pages
...things, whether clothes or friends. Turn the old; return to them. — Thoreau. 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. — Bacon. COME, friend, my fire is burning bright, A fire's no longer out of place, How clear it glows...
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Interpretation of the Printed Page for Those who Would Learn to Interpret ...

Solomon Henry Clark - Literature - 1915 - 317 pages
...and his march it is ended; The sound of the bagpipes shall wake him no more. 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. A much more frequent use of the colon is in denoting enumeration: Many countries have a national flower:...
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Outlines of English and American Literature: An Introduction to the Chief ...

William Joseph Long - 1917 - 557 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." In old Arabic manuscripts one frequently finds a record having the appearance of truth ; but at the...
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Essays, English and American

Raymond Macdonald Alden - American essays - 1920 - 464 pages
...Friendship. 55. bestowing. Giving in marriage. 56. offices. Functions! x them; a man cannot sometimes brook57 to supplicate or beg; and a number of the like. But...in a man's own. So again, a man's person hath many proper58 relations which he cannot put off. A man cannot speak to his son but as a father; to his wife...
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A Study of the Types of Literature

Mabel Irene Rich - American literature - 1921 - 540 pages
...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 arc graceful in a friend's mouth, which are blushing in a man's own. So, again, a man's person hath...
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A Study of the Types of Literature

Mabel Irene Rich - American literature - 1921 - 540 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; a man cannot sometimes stoop to supplicate or beg; and a number of the like; but all these things are graceful in a friend's...
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