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" To pass from theological and philosophical truth to the truth of civil business : it will be acknowledged, even by those that practise it not, that clear and round dealing is the honour of man's nature ; and that mixture of falsehood is like allay in... "
Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ... - Page 88
by George Walker - 1825 - 615 pages
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Masterpieces in English Literature, and Lessons in the English Language ...

Homer Baxter Sprague - 1874 - 474 pages
...like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal •work * the better, but it embascth it. For these winding and crooked courses are the...as to be found false and perfidious : and therefore Montaigne saith prettily, when he inquired the reason why the word of the lie should be such a disgrace,...
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Sidelights on the Crisis in India: Being the Letters of an Indian Civilian ...

Henry Harcourt - 1924 - 117 pages
...sea-serpent. Your Sincere Friend, H. HARCOURT. MENDACITY AND MISTRUST 'A mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth it,' London, September 1924 MY DEAR FRIEND, I call to mind a talk you and I and others had after tennis...
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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - 1925 - 1144 pages
...that clear and round dealing is the honor of man's nature; and that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in those times!)—we were used to have a debate...saving we could hit upon that should be an equivalent. Montaigne saith prettily, when he inquired the reason why the word of the lie should be such a disgrace...
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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - 1925 - 1144 pages
...that clear and round dealing is the honor of man's nature; and that mixture of falsehood is like alloy rriors - rThere is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious^ And therefore...
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Seventeenth Century Essays: From Bacon to Clarendon

Jacob Zeitlin - 1926 - 346 pages
...will be acknowledged, even by those that practice it not, that clear and round dealing is the honor of man's nature; and that mixture of falsehood is...as to be found false and perfidious. And therefore Montaigne saith prettily, when he inquired the reason why the word of the lie should be such a disgrace...
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English Prose and Poetry

John Matthews Manly - 1926 - 882 pages
...it not, that clear and round dealing is the honour of man's nature ; and that mixture of false hood ng winds have swept away. FKOM THE CASTLE OF INDOLENCE In lowly dale, fast by Montaigne saith prettily, when he inquired the reason, why the word of the lie should be such a disgrace,...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

1909
...clear and round dealing is the honor of man's nature ; and that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal...better, but it embaseth it. For these winding and • Lucretius. * Epicureans. crooked courses are the goings of the serpent; which goeth basely upon...
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Francis Bacon: History, Politics and Science, 1561-1626

B. H. G. Wormald, Wormald Brian Harvey Goodwin - 1993 - 409 pages
...clear and round dealing is the honour of man's nature, and that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal...which goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet.54 ...we are much beholden, [Bacon writes in both Advancements] to Machiavel and others of that...
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Francis Bacon: The History of a Character Assassination

Nieves Mathews - 1996 - 592 pages
...clear and round dealing is the honour of man's nature, and that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver; which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth it' (my italics). Replacing 'but', however, with 'though', Abbott changed the emphasis of these lines,...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - 1999 - 216 pages
...like allay17 in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth18 it. For these winding and crooked courses are the...as to be found false and perfidious. And therefore Montaigne* saith prettily, when he inquired the reason, why the word of the lie should be such a disgrace...
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