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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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Bacon's Essays: And Colours of Good and Evil

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 458 pages
...that Mixture of Falshood, is like Allay in Coyne of Gold and Silver; which may make the Metall worke the better, but it embaseth it. For these winding,...as to be found false, and perfidious. And therefore MounB2 ' ' taigny saith prettily, when he enquired the reason, why the word of the Lie, should be such...
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Studies in English prose: specimens, with notes, by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1868 - 530 pages
...is like " allay " (alloy) in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, hut it embaseth it. For these •winding and crooked courses...as to be found false and perfidious. And therefore Montaigne saith prettily, when he inquired the reason why the word of the lie (the imputation of a...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 782 pages
...make the metal work the better, but it embaseth3 it ; for these winding and crooked courses are fie goings of the serpent, which goeth basely upon the...and not upon the feet. There is no vice that doth BO cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious ; and therefore Montaigne saith prettily,...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 641 pages
...and the belief of Truth, which is the enjoying of it — is the sovereign good of human nature.' ' There 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 American Popular Speaker: Designed for the Use of Schools, Lyceums ...

Josiah Rhinehart Sypher - 1870 - 384 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,...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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... Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons ...

1870 - 244 pages
...lifce yalloy in coin of gold or silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it cmbaseth it. There is no / vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious ; Montaigne saith prettily, 'l when he inquired the reason why the word of the lie should be such a...
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The Essays of Lord Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1873 - 268 pages
...clear and round dealing2 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 Montaigne3 saith prettily, when he inquired the reason why the word of the lie* should be such a disgrace,...
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Oxford and Cambridge: Their Colleges, Memories, and Associations

Frederick Arnold - 1873 - 400 pages
...falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver ; which may make the metal work the better, but cmbaseth 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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Masterpieces in English Literature, & Lessons in the English Language...

Homer Baxter Sprague - 1874 - 437 pages
...be = provided always that this prospect be accompanied, Othe? equivalents ? 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 be such a disgrace,...
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Twenty of Bacon's essays, ed. by F. Storr

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1874 - 100 pages
...and round 36 dealing is the honour of man's nature, and that mixture of falsehood is like allay 37 in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal...as to be found false and perfidious. And therefore Montaigne saith prettily, 38 when he inquired the reason why the word of the lie should be such a disgrace,...
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