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" Must, full as much, some other way discount. The Hebrew, Chaldee, and the Syriac, Do, like their letters, set men's reason back, And turn their wits that strive to understand it (Like those that write the characters) lefthanded ; Yet he that is but able... "
The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Side 53
1818
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Poetical Works: With the Life of the Author, Bind 3

Samuel Butler, Samuel Johnson - 1807
...outdone ; As men that wink with one eye see more true, And take their aim much better than with two; For the more languages a man can speak, His talent...Chaldee, and the Syriac, Do, like their letters, set men'.- reason back, And turn their wits, that strive to understand it, (Like those that write the characters)...
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Waller, Butler, Rochester, Roscommon, Otway, Pomfret, Dorset, Stepney, J ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...outdone : As men that wink with one eye sec more true, And take their ainS much better, than with two: For, the more languages a man can speak, His talent...sprung the greater leak ; And, for the industry he 'as spent upon 't, Must full as much some other way discount. The Hebrew, Chaldee, and the Syriac,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Bind 8

Alexander Chalmers - 1819
...speak, His talent has but sprung the greater leak ; And, for the industry he 'as spent upon 't, Mast full as much some other way discount. The Hebrew,...men's reason back, And turn their wits, that strive to undersland it, (Like those lhal write the characters) left-handed: Yet he, that is but able to express....
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Table-talk: Or Original Essays, Bind 1

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 400 sider
...company. ESSAY VIII. ON THE IGNORANCE OF THE LEARNED. ESSAY VIII. ON THE IGNORANCE OF THE LEARNED. " For the more languages a man can speak , His talent...back, And turn their wits that strive to understand it (Like those that write the characters) left-handed. Yet he that is but able to express No sense at...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...outdone; As men that wink with one eye, see more true, And take their aim much better than with two : For the more languages a man can speak, His talent...And turn their wits, that strive to understand it, (Like those that write the characters) left-handed: If et he that is but able to express No sense at...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 sider
...outdone; As men that wink with one eye see more true, And take their aim much better than with two : ide Syriae, Do, like their letters, set men's reason back, And turn their wits that strive to understand...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - 1825 - 562 sider
...eye see more true, And take their aim mueh better than with two : For the more languages a man ean ress'd; All Rhodes is summon'd mueh some other way diseount. The Hebrew, Chaldee, and the Syriae, Do, like their letters, set men's...
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The Genuine Poetical Remains of Samuel Butler: With Notes

Samuel Butler - 1827 - 301 sider
...; As men, that wink with one eye, see more true, 55 And take their aim much better, than with two. For the more languages a man can speak, His talent...but sprung the greater leak ; And, for the industry h' has spent upon't, Must full as much some other way discount. 60 The Hebrew, Chaldee, and the Syriac,...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler, Bind 2

Samuel Butler - 1835
...outdone ; As men that wink with one eye see more true, And take their aim much better than with two : For the more languages a man can speak, His talent...sprung the greater leak ; And for the industry he 'as spent upon 't, Must full as much some other way discount. The Hebrew, Chaldee, and the Syriac,...
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The Living Age ..., Bind 48

1856
...From black to red began to turn." " And we are best of all led to Men's principles by what they do." " For the more languages a man can speak His talent has but sprung the greater leak." " As beasts are hunted for their furs, Men for their virtues fare the worse." " A teacher's doctrine...
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