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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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The Father and Daughter: A Tale

Amelia Alderson Opie - 1827 - 388 pages
...that clear and sound 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...belly, and not upon the feet. There is no vice that does so overwhelm a man with shame, as to be found false or perfidious; and therefore Montaigne saith...
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Illustrations of Lying, in All Its Branches

Amelia Opie - 1827 - 283 pages
...clear and sound 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...belly, and not upon the feet. There is no vice that docs so overwhelm a man with shame, as to be found false or perfidious : and therefore Montaigne saith...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., Volume 1

Laconics - 1829 - 392 pages
...the honour of man's nature, and mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which make the metal work the better, but it embaseth it:...goeth basely upon the belly and not upon the feet. — Lord Bacon. CCCXXVL Rest unto our souls! — 'tis all we want — the end of all our wishes and...
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Illustrations of Lying: In All Its Branches

Amelia Opie - 1829 - 238 pages
...that dear and sound 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...winding and crooked courses are the goings of the serpant, which goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet. TUere is no vice that does so overwhelm...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - 1833 - 216 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...crooked courses are the goings of the serpent, which goetii basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet. (There is no vice that doth so cover a man with...
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The golden rules of life; or, Every body's friend

Golden rules - 1835 - 44 pages
...greater treachery than first to raise a confidence and then deceive it. — Spectator. Perfidy. — There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious. — Lord Bacon. Contentment. — A contented mind and a good conscience will make a man happy in all...
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Materials for thinking, extracted from the works of ancient and modern ...

1837 - 354 pages
...the mind of man ; and so rests upon it, and buries it in inactivity. — Charron. 938. Falsehood. — There is no vice, that doth so cover a man with shame, as to be found false and perfidious. — Bacon. 939. A gentleman of fortune will be often complaining of taxes, that his estate is inconsiderable,...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1838 - 896 pages
...comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth, a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene; and to see the...as to be found false and perfidious. And therefore Montague saith prettily, when he inquired the reason, why the word of the lie should be such a disgrace,...
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The shield of dissent; or, Dissent in its bearings on legislation. With ...

Edward Swaine - 1839 - 166 pages
...dealing is the honour of man's nature, and that mixture of falsehood, is like alloy in coin of gold or silver, which may make the metal work the better,...goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet."* It is good to be liberal ; needful to be just. If morality is more than a matter of convention, if...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...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...as to be found false and perfidious ; and therefore Montaigne saith prettily, when he inquired the reason why the word of the lie should he such a disgrace,...
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