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" He was deeply learned, without possessing useful knowledge; sagacious in many individual cases, without having real wisdom ; fond of his power, and desirous to maintain and augment it, yet willing to resign the direction of that and of himself, to the... "
Lives of illustrious ... Irishmen, ed. by J. Wills - Page 318
by Irishman - 1840
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The Fortunes of Nigel, Volume 1

Walter Scott - English fiction - 1822 - 355 pages
...subject of doubt amongst his contemporaries, and bequeathing it as a problem to future historians. He was deeply learned, without possessing useful knowledge;...who tamely saw them trampled on in deeds; a lover of negociations, in which he was always outwitted; and a fearer of war, where conquest might have been...
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The Fortunes of Nigel, Volume 1

Walter Scott - English fiction - 1822 - 355 pages
...subject of doubt amongst his contemporaries, and bequeathing it as a problem to future historians. He was deeply learned, without possessing useful knowledge;...tamely saw them trampled on in deeds ; a lover of negociations, in which he was always outwitted; and a fearer of war, where conquest might have been...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 92

English essays - 1822
...possessing useful knowWgj sagacious in many individual cues, without having real wisdom; fond of hi* power, and desirous to maintain and augment it, yet...words, yet one who tamely saw them trampled on in deeds ia lover of ncgociations, in which he was always outwitted ; and a fearer of war, where conquest might...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 89

English literature - 1822
...of doubt ainOngst his contemporaries, and bequeathing it as a problem to future historians. lie was deeply learned, without possessing useful knowledge...his power, and desirous to maintain and augment it, vet willing to resign the direction of that and of himself, to'the most unworthy favourites ; a big...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 92, Part 2

Early English newspapers - 1822
...subject of doubt amongst his contemporaries, and bequeathing it as a problem to future historians. He was deeply learned, without possessing useful knowledge...individual cases, without having real wisdom ; fond of hit power, and desirous to maintain and augment it, yet willing to resign the direction of that and...
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The Fortunes of Nigel: A Romance, Volume 1

Walter Scott - Great Britain - 1825
...subject of doubt amongst his contemporaries, and bequeathing it as a problem to future historians. He was deeply learned, without possessing useful knowledge;...bold assertor of his rights in words, yet one who VOL. I. 8 tamely saw them trampled on in deeds; a lover of negotiations, in which he was always outwitted;...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

New elegant extracts, Richard Alfred Davenport - English literature - 1827
...produced any thing like her of the same sex, for the government of a kingdom. BACON . JAMES I. HE was deeply learned, without possessing useful knowledge...himself, to the most unworthy favourites ; a big and bold asserter of his rights in words, yet one who tamely saw them trampled on in deeds ; a lover of negotiations,...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

New elegant extracts, Richard Alfred Davenport - English literature - 1827
...produced any thing like her of the same sex, for the government of a kingdom. BACON. JAMES I. HE was deeply learned, without possessing useful knowledge...himself, to the most unworthy favourites ; a big and bold asserter of his rights in words, yet one who tamely saw them trampled on in deeds ; a lover of negotiations,...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection, Moral ..., Volume 2, Parts 3-4

Richard Alfred Davenport - Conduct of life - 1827
...produced any thing like her "of the same sex, for the government of a kingdom. BACON . JAMES I. HE was deeply learned, without possessing useful knowledge...himself, to the most unworthy favourites ; a big and bold asserter of his rights in words, yet one who tamely saw them trampled on in deeds ; a lover of negotiations,...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

New elegant extracts, Richard Alfred Davenport - English literature - 1827
...I. HE was deeply learned, without possessing useful knowledge ; sagacious in many individual eases, without having real wisdom ; fond of his power, and...himself, to the most unworthy favourites ; a big and bold asserter of his rights in words, yet one who tamely saw them trampled on in deeds ; a lover of negotiations,...
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