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" And therefore his death was no less congratulated on the one party, than it was condoled in the other. In a word, what was said of Cinna might well be applied to him ; " he had " a head to contrive, and a tongue to persuade, " and a hand to execute, any... "
Eccentric biography; or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern - Σελίδα 151
των BIOGRAPHY. - 1801 - 348 σελίδες
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English Prose: From the sixteenth century to the restoration

Sir Henry Craik - 1913
...therefore his death was no less congratulated on the one party, than it was condoled in the other. In a word, what was said of Cinna might well be applied to him: "he had a head to contrive, and a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute, any mischief." His death therefore seemed to be a...

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Sir Henry John Newbolt - 1922 - 1011 σελίδες
...izth December (OS), 1749. DEAR BOY, Lord Clarendon, in his history, says of Mr. John Hampden, that he had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute, any mischief. I shall not now enter into the justness of this character of Mr. Hampden,...

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...boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes. CICERO — Oratio Pro Quinto Roscio Comaedo. VI. 18 q q [Hampden] had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute, any mischief. ED. HYDE,...

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Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1901
...LONDON, December 12, OS 1749. DEAR BOY : Lord Clarendon in his history says of Mr. John Hampden THAT HE HAD A HEAD TO CONTRIVE, A TONGUE TO PERSUADE, AND A HAND TO EXECUTE ANY MISCHIEF. I shall not now enter into the justness of this character of Mr. Hampden,...

Hereditary Genius: An Inquiry Into Its Laws and Consequences

Francis Galton - 2001 - 446 σελίδες
...Lord Protector of the Commonwealth. US. Hampden the patriot, whom Lord Clarendon speaks of as having "a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a heart to execute any mischief"—this word "mischief" meaning, of course, antagonism to the King. Up. Edmund Waller, the...
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The history of the rebellion and civil wars in England, Τόμος 4

Edward Hyde (1st earl of Clarendon.) - 1839
...therefore his death was no less congratulated on the one party, than it was condoled in the other. In a word, what was said of Cinna might well be applied to him ; " he had " a head to contrive, and a tongue to persuade, " and a hand to execute, any mischief." His death therefore seemed to be...

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...speculation characterize my syllogistical reasonings. B - - ch — The sweet youth's in love. Ggr — He had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, And a hand to execute any mischief. Hm-lt-n — What darling ? Nothing darling. Only just darling. J-cks-n...

The North American Review, Τόμος 27

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1828
...character of Hambden, that while die author applies to him in conclusion what was said of Cinna, ' that he had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute any VOL. xxvii. — NO. 61. 39 mischief,' every line shows that the historian believed...




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