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" ... not. For my own part, I could just as soon have talked Celtic or Sclavonian to them, as astronomy, and they would have understood me full as well: so I resolved to do better than speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them. I gave... "
The Quarterly visitor, conducted by W. Passman - Page 147
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Letters Written by the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1857 - 642 pages
...them. I gave them, therefore, only an historical account of calendars, from the Egyptian down to tht Gregorian, amusing them now and then with little episodes;...choice of my words, to the harmony and roundness of ray periods, to my elocution, to my action. This succeeded, nnd ever will succeed ; they thought 1...
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Sydney Smith

Abraham Hayward - 1858 - 494 pages
...better than speak to the purpose, and to plea?e instead of informing them. I gave them, therefore, only an historical account of calendars, from the Egyptian...attentive to the choice of my words, to the harmony and soundness of my periods, to my elocution, to my action. This succeeded, and ever will succeed: they...
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Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and ...

Abraham Hayward - 1859 - 476 pages
...better than speak to the purpose, and to plea?e instead of informing them. I gave them, therefore, only an historical account of calendars, from the Egyptian...attentive to the choice of my words, to the harmony and soundness of my periods, to my elocution, to my action. This succeeded, and ever will succeed : they...
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Quarterly Review, Volume 103

1858 - 594 pages
...to supply the deficiency by well-rounded periods, and a careful delivery. ' This,' he continues, ' succeeded, and ever will succeed ; they thought I...informed, because I pleased them ; and many of them affirmed that I had made the whole very clear to them when, God knows, I had not even attempted it.'...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 103

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1858 - 598 pages
...to supply the deficiency by well-rounded periods, and a careful delivery. ' This,' he continues, ' succeeded, and ever will succeed ; they thought I...informed, because I pleased them ; and many of them affirmed that I had made the whole very clear to them when, God knows, I had not even attempted it.'...
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The Life of Major-General James Wolfe: Founded on Original Documents and ...

Robert Wright - 1864 - 674 pages
...better than speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them. I gave them, therefore, only an historical account of calendars, from the Egyptian...to my elocution, to my action. This succeeded, and will ever succeed : they thought me informed because I pleased them ; and many of them said that I...
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Letters Written by the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1876 - 636 pages
...better than speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them. I gave them, therefore, only an historical account of calendars, from the Egyptian...periods, to my elocution, to my action. This succeeded, nnd ever will succeed ; they thought 1 informed, because I pleased them ; and many of them said, that...
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An Anecdotal History of the British Parliament: From the Earliest Periods to ...

George Henry Jennings - 1880 - 842 pages
...better than speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them. I gave them, therefore, only an historical account of calendars, from the Egyptian...attentive to the choice of my words, to the harmony and soundness of my periods, to my elocution, to my action. This succeeded, and ever will succeed. They...
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An Anecdotal History of the British Parliament: From the Earliest Periods to ...

George Henry Jennings - 1881 - 564 pages
...better than speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them. I gave them, therefore, only an historical account of calendars, from the Egyptian...attentive to the choice of my words, to the harmony and soundness of my periods, to my elocution, to my action. This succeeded, and ever will succeed. They...
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Getting on in the World: Or, Hints on Success in Life

William Mathews - 1883 - 398 pages
...well; so I resolved to do better than speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them I was particularly attentive to the choice of my words,...to the harmony and roundness of my periods, to my c;locution, to my action. This succeeded, and ever will succeed; they thought I informed, because I...
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