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" Hampden, that he had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute, any mischief. "
Letters, Sentences, and Maxims - Σελίδα 243
των Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1888 - 327 σελίδες
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The History of Catiline's Conspiracy [by Sallust], with the Four ...

Lucius Sergius CATILINA - 1795 - 283 σελίδες
...invite, solicit, and inveigle, all whom he thought fit for his purposes; and what he could he dared ; he had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute. He had the exact measure of every man's abilities, and could assign to each his proper station. He...

Eccentric biography; or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern

BIOGRAPHY. - 1801 - 348 σελίδες
...in these remarkable terms : — " In a word, what was said of Cinna, might well be applied to him; he had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a heart to execute any mischief." The grandson of the great Hampden, and knight of the shire for the...

The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Τόμος 44

1826
...considered or represented his wisdom, eloquence, and valour, as exerted to produce ' mischief. ' f A head to contrive, a tongue ' to persuade, and a hand to execute, ' are the highest qualities of human nature. That they were united by Hampden, we may firmly believe,...

An Analytical Inquiry Into the Principles of Taste

Richard Payne Knight - 1805 - 471 σελίδες
...metaphorically to signify energy or power, as the heart is to signify affection, or the head intellect. '* He had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute any mischief," says a noble historian, of the leader of a hostile party ; by which, it is to be presumed that he did...

the roman history from the building of rome to the ruin of the commonwealth

n. hooke - 1806
...State) was a man of singular strength bpth of body and mind, but of a disposition extremely vicious. He had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute, the' hardiest attempt. From his youth up, he took pleasure in civil broils, civil wars, rapine, and...

The Works of Sallust

Sallust - 1807 - 436 σελίδες
...vite, solicit, and inveigle, all whom he thought fit for his purposes; and what he could he dared ; he had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute. He had the exact measure of every man's abilities, and could assign to each his proper station. He...

The Historic Gallery of Portraits and Paintings: Or, Biographical ..., Τόμος 7

1811
...he was actuated by ambition, or by zeal for his country's welfare. Lord Clarendon observes of him, that he had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a heart to execute any mischief. The events which followed the death of Hampden induce us to believe...

A Biographical, Historical and Chronological Dictionary:: Containing ...

John Watkins - 1807 - 972 σελίδες
...kln^but was shot by a pistol in a skirmish in Oxfordshire in 1G4.J. Lord Clarendon observes of him, that " he had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a heart to execute, any mischief." — ClarfaJan'j Hut. oftbt RcleUio«. 1 1л.. i SA, a mohammedan doctor,...

Librarian, Being an Account of Scarce, Valuable, and Useful English ..., Τόμος 3

1809
...and died the 24th of June, 1643. Lord Clarendon has " compared him to Cinna, of whom it was said, " he had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute, any mischief." 39. JOHN PYM, ESQ. Engraved ly Houbraken,from a Picture in the Possession of Thomas Hailes, Esq. John...

Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope - 1810
...yourself, that I have for you. Adien. LETIER CCVII. . , London, Decemher 12, OS 1749. DEAR BOY, T ORD Clarendon, in his history, says of Mr. John * ^ Hampden, ' that he had a head to contrive, a tongue to persnade, and a hand to execute, any mis.. chief.' I shall not now enter into the jnstuess of . this...




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