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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
1801
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Bacon's Essays: With Annotations

Richard Whately - 1864 - 620 pages
...scarce alledge11 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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