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" Tis not enough your counsel still be true ; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do ; Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot. "
The Stoddard Library: A Thousand Hours of Entertainment with the World's ... - Page 264
by John Lawson Stoddard - 1913
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Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1834
...be informed, to please or to persuade, I wish well meaning and sensible men would not lessen their power of doing good by a positive, assuming manner...desire. Pope judiciously observes, Men must be taught ai if you taught them not. And things unknown proposed as things forgot. He also recommends it to us,...
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The works of Alexander Pope; with a memoir of the author, notes ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1835
...last. 'Tis not enough your counsel still be true ; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do: Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot. Without good-breeding truth is disapproved ; 576 That only makes superior sense beloved. Be niggards...
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Practical Phrenology

Silas Jones - Phrenology - 1836 - 336 pages
...induced to leave it off because it involved him in difficulties. He then adopted the maxim of Pope : " Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot." Secretiveness was certainly sufficiently active to give a balance to his character, but never manifested...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq., to which is Prefixed ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1836
...last. 'Tis not enough your counsel still be true : Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do ; Men must be taught, as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot. Without good breeding truth is disapproved: That only makes superior sense beloved. Be niggards of...
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The Poetical Works of A. Pope: Including His Translation of Homer , to which ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1836 - 442 pages
...last. 'Tie not enough your counsel still be true : Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do ; Men must be taught, as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgou Without good breeding truth is disapproved: That only makes superior sense beloved. Be niggards...
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The Boy's Reading-book: In Prose and Poetry, for Schools

Lydia Howard Sigourney - Readers - 1839 - 307 pages
...dispute, and will leave you undisturbed in the possession of your errors. By a positive and dogmatical manner, you can seldom expect to please your hearers, or obtain the concurrence you desire." At the age of sixteen, he read a treatise on vegetable diet, which pleased him so much, that he long...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humourous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Inventors - 1839 - 224 pages
...those whom you may he desirous of gaining over to your views. Pope judiciously ohserves, Men must he taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot. And in the same poem he afterwards advises us, To speak, though sure, with seeming diffidence. He might...
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The Life and Miscellaneous Writings of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1839 - 86 pages
...those whom you may be desirous of gaining over to your views. Pope judieiously observes — Men must bo taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot. And in the same poem he afterward advises us To speak, though sure, with seeming diffidenee. He might...
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The works of Benjamin Franklin: with notes and a life of the ..., Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1840
...express yourself fixed in your present opinions. Modest and sensible men, who do not love disputation, will leave you undisturbed in the possession of your...you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as tilings forgot." He also recommends it to us "To speak, though sure, with seeming diffidence." And...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Political science - 1840 - 320 pages
...their good-will, or work conviction on those whom you may be desirous of gaining over to your views. Pope judiciously observes, Men must be taught as if...not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot , And in the same poem he afterwards advises us, To speak, though sure, with seeming diffidence. He...
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