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" We have but to change the point of view, and the greatest action looks mean ; as we turn the perspective-glass, and a giant appears a pigmy. "
The New Monthly Magazine - Page 489
1852
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 96

1852
...help writing, who knows but that the humble historian might have taken the other side of panegyrick ? We have but to change the point of view, and the greatest...true ? And what a mean-spirited scoundrel the " hero" appears—this preux chevalier, who, we are told, has only to appear among a tribe of Indians to be...
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The History of Henry Esmond

William Makepeace Thackeray - Great Britain - 1852 - 402 pages
...help writing, who knows but that the humble historian might have taken the other side of panegyric ? We have but to change the point of view, and the greatest...the perspective-glass, and a giant appears a pigmy. You may describe, but who can tell whether your sight is clear or not, or your means of information...
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Volume 7

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1852
...help writing, who knows but that the humble historian might have taken the other side of panegyric? We have but to change the point of view, and the greatest...mean; as we turn the perspective-glass, and a giant 1 This passage In the Memoirs of Esmond is written on a leaf inserted into the MS. book, and dated...
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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq: Colonel in the Service of Her ..., Volume 1

William Makepeace Thackeray - Great Britain - 1852
...leaf inserted Into the MS. book and dated 1744, probably after he had heard of the Duchess's death. and the greatest action looks mean; as we turn the perspective-glass, and a giant appears a pigmy. You may describe, but who can tell whether your sight is clear or not, or your means of information...
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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq: A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - Great Britain - 1858 - 480 pages
....MS. book, and dated 1744, probably after he had heard of the Duchess's death. side of panegyric 1 We have but to change the point of view, and the greatest...the perspective-glass, and a giant appears a pigmy. You may describe, but who can tell whether vour sight is clear or not, or your means of information...
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The history of Henry Esmond, esq., written by himself. (By W.M. Thackeray).

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1858 - 349 pages
...death. THE DOWAGER AND THE DUCHESS. 239 aide of panegyric? We have but to change the point of view, aud the greatest action looks mean ; as we turn the perspective-glass, and a giant appears a pigmy. You may describe, but who can tell whether your sight is clear or not, or your means of information...
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The Irish Temperance League Journal, Volumes 1-3

1863
...that is not bearable ; no hardship evon in honest dependence that an honest man may not put up with. We have but to change the point of view, and the greatest actions look mean ; as we turn the perspective glass and a giant becomes a pigmy. No one knows how...
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Volume 7

William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1868
...help writing, who knows but that the humble historian might have taken the other side of panegyric ? We have but to change the point of view, and the greatest...the perspective-glass, and a giant appears a pigmy. You may describe, but who can tell whether your sight is clear or not, or your means of information...
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Complete Works, Volume 6

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1881
...help writing, who knows but that the humble historian might have taken the other side of panegyric? We have but to change the point of view, and the greatest...the perspective-glass, and a giant appears a pigmy. You may describe, but who can tell whether your sight is clear or not, or your means of information...
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Extracts from the Writings of W. M. Thackeray: Chiefly Philosophical and ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1881 - 395 pages
...those who have done him every kindness, and with whom he is wrong in a dispute? — Pendennis, ii. 186. We have but to change the point of view, and the ....the perspectiveglass, and a giant appears a pigmy. You may describe, but who can tell whether your sight is clear or not, or your means of information...
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