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" ... proportion. To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser. It is as if a ship captain should sail to... "
The Faith of Robert Louis Stevenson - Page 108
by John Kelman - 1903 - 301 pages
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The Cornhill Magazine

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1878
...There is no use pretending ; even the thrice royal game of hide and seek has somehow lost in zest. All our attributes are modified or changed ; and it...views at forty as we held at twenty, is to have been stupified for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched...
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The Cornhill Magazine

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1878
...change in a proportion. To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty, is to have been stupified for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet,...unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser. It is as if a ship captain should sail to India from the Port of London ; and having brought a chart...
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Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1890 - 278 pages
...There is no use pretending ; even the thrice royal game of hide and seek has somehow lost in zest. All our attributes are modified or changed ; and it...unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser. It is as if a ship captain should sail to India from the Port of London ; and having brought a chart...
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Virginibus Puerisque: And Other Papers

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1893 - 278 pages
...still. There is no use pretending; even the thrice royal game of hideand-seek has somehow lost in zest. All our attributes are modified or changed; and it...unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser. It is as if a ship captain should sail to India from the Port of London; and having brought a chart...
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The Pocket R.L.S.: Being Favourite Passages from the Works of Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson - Quotations, Scottish - 1895 - 216 pages
...shown this or the other view of life, until only fools or knaves can hold to their opinions. . . . All our attributes are modified or changed ; and it...unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser. It is as if a ship captain should sail to India from the Port of London ; and having brought a chart...
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The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 13

Robert Louis Stevenson, Lloyd Osbourne, Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson, William Ernest Henley - 1895
...still. There is no use pretending; even the thrice royal game of hide and seek has somehow lost in zest. All our attributes are modified or changed ; and it...unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser. It is as if a ship captain should sail to India from the Port of London ; and having brought a chart...
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The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson...

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1895
...There is ' no use pretending ; even the thrice royal game of hide and seek has somehow lost in zest. All our attributes are modified or changed ; and it...unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser. It is as if a ship captain should sail to India from the Port of London ; and having brought a chart...
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The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson: Virginibus puerisque ...

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1895
...still. There is no use pretending; even the thrice royal game of hide and seek has somehow lost in zest. All our attributes are modified or changed ; and it...unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser. It is as if a ship captain should sail to India from the Port of London; and having brought a chart...
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St. Mary's Hospital Gazette, Volumes 1-3

Medicine - 1895
...only by keeping an open mind that we can hope to improve, and " to hold the same views at forty that we held at twenty, is to have been stupefied for a score of years." It sometimes happens that a man who has gained all the prizes and medals, if he escapes with his wits,...
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Virginibus Puerisque, and Other Papers

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1901 - 224 pages
...still. There is no use pretending; even the thrice royal game of hideand-seek has somehow lost in zest. All our attributes are modified or changed ; and it...unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser. It is as if a ship captain should sail to India from the Port of London; and having brought a chart...
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