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" It is an uncontrolled truth," says Swift, "that no man ever made an ill figure who understood his own talents, nor a good one who mistook them. "
Essays and Thoughts on Various Subjects, and from Various Authors, &c ... - Page 168
by George Horne - 1808 - 295 pages
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The pursuits of literature: a satirical poem in dialogue. With notes, Volume 2

Thomas James Mathias - 1797 - 122 pages
...obviotii perhaps, and as little attended to. The sentence is this : " It it an uncontrolled truth, that NO MAN EVER MADE AN ILL FIGURE, WHO UNDERSTOOD HIS OWN TALENTS, NOR A GOOD ONS, MISTOOK THEM," END OF THE THIRD PART. f H fe PURSUITS OF LITERATURES SATIRICAL fOEM IN DIALOGUE....
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Works of the Author of the Pursuits of Literature: Consisting Of: I ...

Thomas James Mathias - English literature - 1799
...as little attended to. The fentence is this : " It u an uncontrauled truth, that NO MAN EVER MADE AH ILL FIGURE, WHO UNDERSTOOD HIS OWN TALENTS, NOR A GOOD ONE, WHO MISTOOK THEM." END OF THE THIRD DIALOGUE. PURSUITS OF LITERATURE. DIALOGUE THE FOURTH AND LAST. yfo Sfvpaftn Jero...
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The works of of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, Volume 12

Jonathan Swift, Thomas Sheridan, John Nichols - 1801
...acquaintance ; of, at best, with books of amusement in your own language. It is an uncontrolled tftrth, that no- man ever made an ill figure who understood...his own talents, nor a good one who mistook them. I am, FROM LADY BETTY GERMAIN JCNK 5, 1731. 1 FANCY you have comforted yourself a long time with the...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 12

Jonathan Swift, Thomas Sheridan, John Nichols - 1801
...acquaintance; or, at best, with books of amusement in your own language. It is an uncontrolled truth, that no man ever made an ill figure who understood his own talents, nor a good one who mistook them. I am, &c. FROM LADY BETTY GERMAIN JUNE 5, 1731. A FANCY you have comforted yourself a long time with...
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The Pursuits of Literature: A Satirical Poem in Four Dialogues, with Notes

Thomas James Mathias - Verse satire, English - 1801 - 574 pages
...as obvious perhaps, and as little attended to. The sentence is this; " It is an uncontrolled truth, that NO ** MAN EVER MADE AN ILL FIGURE, WHO UNDERSTOOD HIS *' OWN TALENTS, NOR A COOP ONE, WHO MISTOOK THEM." THE END OF THE THIRD BIALOGVE. • THE PURSUITS OF LITERATURE. DIALOGUE...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 76

1843
...away distinctions which were wMiin his reach in the pursuit of distinctions which were unattainable. ' it is an uncontrolled truth,' says Swift, ' that no...his own talents, nor a good ' one who mistook them.' Every day brings with it fresh illustrations of this weighty saying; but the best commentary that we...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes ..., Volume 18

Jonathan Swift - 1813
...acquaintance; or, at. best, with books of amusement in your own language. It is an uncontrolled truth, that no man ever made an ill figure who understood his own taleuts, nor a good one who mistook them. I am, &c. FROM LADY BETTY GERMAIN. June 5, 1731. I FANCY...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Additional Letters ..., Volume 17

Jonathan Swift, Walter Scott - English literature - 1814
...acquaintance; .Or, at best, with books of amusement in your own ••language. It is an uncontrolled truth, that no man ever made an ill figure who understood his own talents, nor a good one who mistook them. I am, &c. JON. SWIFT. FROM LADY BETTY GERMAIN. June 5, 1731. I FANCY you have comforted yourself a...
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Considerations on the Present Political State of India, Volume 1

Lord Alexander Fraser Tytler Woodhouselee - India - 1816
...remaining in a station for which your talents and disposition proclaim you to be unfit. Let him reflect, that " no man ever made an ill figure, who " understood...own talents, nor a good " one who mistook them."* A short account, however, of the different branches of the Service, is the only thing necessary in...
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The Works of the Right Reverend George Horne ...: To which are ..., Volume 1

George Horne, William Jones - Theology - 1818
...drama, which God intends each of us to act; but we often take a fancy to change it for some other, t>v which means we become miserable or ridiculous. " It...of destruction. Omnia sunt hominum tenui pendentia filo, Et subito casu, quo valuere, ruunt. OVID. Hung on a thread, man's perishable pride Trembles,...
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