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" But when wit is combined •with sense and information ; when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it, who can be witty and something much better than witty, who... "
The English Journal of Education - Página 119
1857
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volumen 102

1855
...Dr. Johnson, and almost every man who has made a distinguished figure in the House of Commons . . . The meaning of an extraordinary man is, that he is...when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it, who can be witty,...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1850
...powerful influence in decisions upon character, and is not overcome without considerable difficulty. . . . When wit is combined with sense and information ;...when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and desptse it ; who can be witty,...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volumen 16

1852
...the understanding well, to risk something : to aim at uniting things that are commonly incompatible. The meaning of an extraordinary man is, that he is...-when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it, who can be witty,...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volumen 60

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1862
...observation is yery dangerous. Every thing is, that has efficacy and vigor for its characteristics. But when wit is combined with sense and information,...when it is softened by benevolence and restrained by strong principle, when it is in the hands of one who can be witty, and something much better than witty,...
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Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy: Delivered at the Royal Institution ...

Sydney Smith - 1849 - 424 páginas
...the understanding well, to risk something; to aim at uniting things that are commonly incompatible. The meaning of an extraordinary man is, that he is...when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it, who can be witty...
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After-Dinner Table-Talk

Chetmond Gnelyu, Esq. - 1850
...the understanding well, to risk something; to aim at uniting things that are commonly incompatible. The meaning of an extraordinary man is, that he is...when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it. who can be witty...
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Harper's Magazine, Volumen 1

1850
...uniting things that are commonly incompatible. The meaning of an extraordinary man is, that he is right men, not one man ; that he has as much wit as if he...when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle ; when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it, who can be witty...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volumen 35

1850
...la as Judicious us if ho were the dullest of human beings, and his Imagination as brilliant as If ho were Irretrievably ruined. But when wit Is combined...when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle; when it is In the hands of a man who can u*e it and despise it, who can be witty...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volumen 20

1850
...dangerous that has efficacy and vigor for its characteristics; nothing is safo but mediocrity. . . . uncontrolled master of one short hour, he has only...consult his caprice as to whether it shall be spent in strong principle, — when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it ; who can b6 witty,...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volumen 20

1850
...dangerous that has efficacy and vigor for its characteristics ; nothing is safe but mediocrity. . . . But when wit is combined with sense and information,...when it is softened by benevolence, and restrained by strong principle, — when it is in the hands of a man who can use it and despise it ; who can be witty,...
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