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Essays and Thoughts on Various Subjects, and from Various Authors, &c ... - Page 46
by George Horne - 1808 - 295 pages
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Memoirs of the life, studies, and writings of the Right Reverend George ...

William Jones - 1799 - 433 pages
...reflection — " That clergymen underftand " the leafi, and take the word: meafure of human af'' fairs, of all mankind that can read and write." Cited by Temple, in his Eflay on the Clergy, p. 22. See his laft chapter, On the fervice clergymen may do their couqtry in...
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The Monthly Review

1801
...man the dean chose for his daughter's husband. Lord Clarendon observes *, that " clergymen understand the least and take the worst measure of human affairs of all mankind that can read and write 5" and my friend was a great instance of the veracity of this observation. Old Pawlet no sooncç opened...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 49

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, William Empson, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1829
...distinguished among the ecclesiastics of his age, that melancholy averment : ' Clergymen * understand the least, and take the worst measure of human ' affairs, of all mankind that can write and read.' Burnet would tell us, on his Episcopal knowledge and authority, what the 1688, of...
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The Works of the Right Reverend George Horne ...: To which are ..., Volume 1

George Horne, William Jones - Theology - 1818
...reflection — " That clergymen understand " the least, and take the worst measure of human af" fairs, of all mankind that can read and write." Cited by...clergymen may do their country in matters civil and temporal.— The reason of the above-mentioned circumstance it might be curious to investigate. 15....
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A History of the British Empire: From the Accession of Charles I ..., Volume 1

George Brodie - Great Britain - 1822
...a party hostile to the hierarchy, the bulk of * Lord Clarendon remarks, that " Clergymen understand the least, and take the worst measure of human affairs, of all mankind that can read or write."— Life, vol. ip 3*. the Protestant community adhered to it, and would have been fully satisfied...
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A History of the British Empire: From the Accession of Charles I ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1822
...party hostile to the hierarchy, the bulk of * Lord Clarendon remarks, that " Clergymen understand thu least, and take the worst measure of human affairs, of all mankind that can read or wrik." — Life, vol. ip 34. the Protestant community adhered to it, and would have been fully satisfied...
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Calvinism and Arminianism compared in their principles and tendency: or The ...

James Nichols - 1824
...worse, receive, for the most part, their informations and advertisements from clergymen, who understand the least, and take the worst measure of human affairs, of all mankind that can write and read." This anecdote, related hy the nohle historian, who had an intimate acquaintance with...
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The Life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon: In which is Included a ..., Volume 1

Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - Great Britain - 1827 - 488 pages
...worse, receive for the most part their informations and adO vertisements from clergymen who understand the least, and take the worst measure of human affairs, of all mankind that can write and read. Under this universal acquaintance and general acceptation, Mr. Hyde led for many years...
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The Life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon: In which is Included a ..., Volume 1

Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - Great Britain - 1827
...worse, receive for the most part their informations and advertisements from clergymen who understand the least, and take the worst measure of human affairs, of all mankind that can write and read. Under this universal acquaintance and general acceptation, Mr. Hyde led for many years...
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The Monthly Repository and Review of Theology and General Literature, Volume 3

Liberalism (Religion) - 1829
...reflection which bitter experience wrung from him as to ecclesiastics in general, that they " understand the least and take the worst measure of human affairs of all mankind that can write and read." A curious practical illustration of Laud's aptitude as a statesman is afforded by...
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