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" Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life : cunning is a kind of instinct, that only looks out after our immediate interest and welfare. "
Select British Classics - Page 244
1803
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The Spectator, Volume 3

1739
...which he might have done, had he patted only for a plain Man. Difcretion is the Perfeftion of Reafon, and a Guide to us in all the Duties of Life ; Cunning is a kind of Inftindi, that only looks out after our immediate Intereft and Welfare. Difcretion is only found in...
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The Berwick Museum, Or, Monthly Literary Intelligencer: Forming and ...

1787
...he might have done, had he palled only for a plaip man. Difcretion is the perfection of reafon,and a guide to us in all the duties of life. Cunning is a kind of mlhniit that only look? out after our immediate interelt and welfare. Difcretion is only found in men...
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Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical ..., Volume 2

Mr. Addison - Anecdotes - 1797 - 304 pages
...which he might have done, had he pafled only for a plain man. Difcretion is the perfeftion of reafon, and a guide to us in all the duties of life; Cunning is a kind of inftinft that only looks out after our immediate intereft and welfare. Difcretion is only found in...
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Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical ..., Volume 7

Joseph Addison - Anecdotes - 1797
...which he might have done, had he patted only for a plain man. Difcretion is the perfeftion of reafon, and a guide to us in all the duties of life; Cunning is a kind of inftinfl that only looks out after our immediate intereft and welfare. Difcretion is only found in...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 6, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1797
...he might have done, had he pafled only for a plain man. Difcretion is the perfection of rea•fon, and a guide to us in all the duties of life ; cunning ie a kind of inftinft, that only looks out after our •immediate intereft and welfare. Difcretion...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1799 - 356 pages
...he might have done, had he pafsed only for a plain man. Difcretion is the perfection of reafon ; nnd a guide to us in all the duties of life: cunning is a kind of inftinct, that only looks out after our immediate intereft and welfare. Difcretion is only found in...
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The Universalist's Miscellany, Or, Philanthropist's Museum, Volume 4

Universalism - 1800
...for bringing about even those events which he might have done, had he passed only for a plain nun. Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide...cunning is a kind of instinct, that only looks out after immediate interest and welfare. Discretion is a proof of strong sense and good understanding ; but...
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The Universalist's Miscellany, Or, Philanthropist's Museum, Volume 4

Universalism - 1800
...detedied, loses its force, and incapacitates a man for bringing about cyeu those events which he might have done, had he passed only for a plain man. Discretion is the periefiion of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life ; cunning is a kind of instinct,...
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The Addisonian miscellany, a selection from the Spectator, Tatler, and ...

Joseph Addison, Spectator (The) - 1801
...which he might have done, had' he parled only for a plain man. Difcretion is a perfection of reafon, and a guide to us in all the duties of life : cunning is a kind of inftinct, that only looks out after our immediate imere.it and welfare. Difcretion is only found in...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking ...: To which are ...

Noah Webster - Readers - 1802 - 262 pages
...loses it* force, and makes a. man incapable of bringing a-bout even those events which Ire -might have done, had he passed only for a plain man. Discretion...in all the duties of life : cunning is a. kind of insjiuct that only looks out after our immediate interest and Welfare-. -' ,9. Discretion is only'...
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