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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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Selections from Various Sources

Lydia Howard Sigourney - 1863 - 240 pages
...in the distribution; the rest is but conceit." nature, and that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver which may make the metal...man with shame as to be found false and perfidious." "MEN in great places are thrice servants — servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame,...
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The National Quarterly Review, Volume 6

Edward Isidore Sears, David Allyn Gorton, Charles H. Woodman - 1863 - 436 pages
...jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer." (This, the poet Cowper has finely used in his "Task.") "There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious." "It is a happy thing when religion is well contained within the true bond of unity." "There is no passion...
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Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1864
...business ; it will be acknowledged even by those that practise it not, that clear and round dealing3 is the honour of man's nature ; and that mixture of...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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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1864
...the belief of Truth, which is the enjoying of it — is the sovereign good of human nature.' ' Thcre is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame, as to be found false and perfidious.' This holds good when falsehood is practised solely for a man's private advantage ; but, in a zealous...
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The Bible Word-book: A Glossary of Old English Bible Words

Jonathan Eastwood - 1866 - 588 pages
...in the midst. Bacon, Ess. XLVI. p. 189, Goings, sb. (Job xxxiv. 21 ; Ps. Ixviii. 24, &c.) Movements. For these winding, and crooked courses, are the goings...goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet. Bacon, Ess. I. p. 3. Good, sb. (i Chr. xxix. 3). Goods, possessions; A.-S. g6d in the same sense. For...
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The Family treasury of Sunday reading, ed. by A. Cameron (W. Arnot ...

rev Andrew Cameron - 1867
...dealing is the honour of man's nature, and that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold :md silver, which may make the metal work the better,...as to be found false and perfidious ; and therefore Montaigne saith prettily, when be inquired the reason why the word of the lie should be such a disgrace...
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Select Academic Speaker: Containing a Large Number of New and Appropriate ...

Henry Coppée - 1867 - 588 pages
...dealing is the honor 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,...There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame ns to be found false and perfidious ; and therefore Montaigne saith prettily, when he inquired the...
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Select Academic Speaker: Containing a Large Number of New and Appropriate ...

Henry Coppée - 1867 - 586 pages
...is like alloy in coin of gold or 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 incurred the reason why the word of the lie should be such a disgrace,...
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Lord Bacon's Essays: With a Sketch of His Life and Character, Reviews of His ...

Francis Bacon - 1867 - 440 pages
...that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gifld and silver, which may make the metal work better, but it embaseth it : for these winding and...and not upon the feet. There is no vice that doth so [17] It is remarkable that in modern times square is used in the place of round, to indicate the same...
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Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - 383 pages
...Like It. CLEAR and round dealing is the honour of man's nature, and mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth it : for these windings and crooked courses are the goings of the serpent; which goeth basely upon the belly and not...
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