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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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The Imperial Highway: Essays on Business and Home Life, with Biographies of ...

Jerome Paine Bates - 1886 - 882 pages
...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,...informed, because I pleased them ; and many of them said I had made the whole very clear to them, when, God knows, I had not even attempted it. Lord Macclesfield,...
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Life of Lord Chesterfield: An Account of the Ancestry, Personal Character ...

William Henry Craig - 1907 - 456 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 [he adds for the benefit of his son] ever will succeed ; they thought I informed because I pleased...
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Eclectic Magazine, and Monthly Edition of the Living Age, Volume 44

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1858 - 610 pages
...resolved to supply the deficiency by wellrounded 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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Letters Written by Lord Chesterfield to His Son, Volume 2

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield, Charles Stokes Carey - 1912 - 440 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 action. This succeeded, and ever will succeed j they thought I informed, because I pleased them : and many of them said that I had made the whole...
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William Blake, His Mysticism

Ba Han (Maung) - 1924 - 294 pages
...delivered, when he introduced the bill for the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar. 'I was,' he says, ' particularly attentive to the choice of my words,...roundness of my periods, to my elocution, to my action.' 6 Steelc and Addison taught their age ' to act according to nature and reason'7 with admirable sobriety...
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Bell's English History Source Books, Issue 12

1925 - 138 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 the harmony and roundness of my periods, to my eloquence, to my action. This succeeded, and ever will succeed ; they thought I informed, because I...
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The Tao of Science: An Essay on Western Knowledge and Eastern Wisdom

Ralph Gun Hoy Siu - 1957 - 202 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 action. This succeeded and ever will succeed; thc-y thought I informed, because I pleased them; and many of them said, that I had made the whole...
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Calendrical Calculations Millennium Edition

Edward M. Reingold, Nachum Dershowitz - 2001 - 458 pages
...full as well: so I resolved. . . to please instead of informing them. I gave them, therefore, only an historical account of calendars, from the Egyptian...Gregorian, amusing them now and then with little episodes. . . They thought I was informed, because I pleased them; and many of them said, that I had made the...
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Getting on in the World; Or, Hints on Success in Life

William Mathews - 2005 - 377 pages
...than speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them. .... I was particularly at tentive to the choice of my words, to the harmony and roundness...informed, because I pleased them ; and many of them that I had made the whole very clear to them, when, God knows, I had not even attempted it. Lord Macclesfield,...
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Letters from Catalonia, and other parts of Spain, by Rowland Thirlmere, Volume 2

John Walker - 1905 - 482 pages
...the gentleman was a tenor or a baritone. He reminded me of Lord Chesterfield — " I gave them 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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