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" And when he was asked the reason of so committing this trust, he answered to this effect : — that there was no absolute certainty in human affairs ; but, for his part, he found less corruption in such a body of citizens than in any other order or degree... "
The Literary chronicle and weekly review - Page 285
1820
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The Economist and General Adviser: Containing Papers on the ..., Volume 1

Agriculture - 1825
...trust, he answered to this effect — 'that there was no certainty in human affairs ; but for his part, he found less corruption in such a body of citizens,...than in any other order or degree of mankind.'" The dean left particular instructions for the government and regulation of the school, and directed that...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Part 1, Volume 13

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...perpetual care of the school, and, when asked the reason of committing such trust to them, he observed, ' that there was no absolute certainty in human affairs...such a body of citizens than in any other order or body of mankind.' The company have always managed this fund most unexceptionably. The rules for the...
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The ancient remains, antiquities, and recent improvements of the ..., Volume 2

Henry Thomas (antiquarian.) - 1830
...perpetual care of the school; and when asked the reason of committing such trust to them, he observed, "that there was no absolute certainty in human affairs;...corruption in such a body of citizens than in any order or body of mankind." The confidence of the worthy dean was not misplaced; for under the prudent...
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The Ancient Remains, Antiquities, and Recent Imporvements, of the ..., Volume 2

Henry Thomas - London (England) - 1830
...perpetual care of the school ; and when asked the reason of committing such trust to them, he observed, "that there was no absolute certainty in human affairs;...corruption in such a body of citizens, than in any order or body of mankind." The confidence of the worthy dean was not misplaced ; for under the prudent...
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The Guide to Knowledge, Volume 4

William Pinnock - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1836
...casuelities, and all other charges extraordinarye !" After the good dean had finished all, he lefc the perpetual care of the school to the Company of...citizens than in any other order or degree of mankind." rent when be extended the benefit! of bis institution to those who are foreigners, " of all nations...
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The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and ..., Volume 3

Thomas Allen - London (England) - 1839
...reputation : (and when he was asked the reason of so committing the trust, he answered to this effect ;) that there was no absolute certainty in human affairs ; but for his part, he found less corruption in such a body of citizens, than in any other order or degree of mankind.'...
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American Annals of Education, Volume 9

Education - 1839
...That there was no certainty in human affairs ; but that in his opinion, there was less probability of corruption in such a body of citizens, than in any other order or degree of mankind.' " This PROLOGTE introduces the statutes of the school. " JOHN COLET, the sonne of Henye Colet, Dean...
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The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and ..., Volume 3

Thomas Allen - London (England) - 1839
...reputation : (and when he was asked the reason of so committing the trust, he answered to this effect ;) that there was no absolute certainty in human affairs ; but for his part, he found less corruption in such a body of citizens, than in any other order or degree of mankind.'...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 25

Periodicals - 1844
...reputation. And when he was asked the reason of so committing the trust, he answered to this effect — that there was no absolute certainty in human affairs ; but, for his part, he found less corruption in such a body of citizens, than in any other order or degree of mankind....
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The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies..

Authors - 1845
...answered to this effect : — that thero was no absolute certainty in human afiairs ; but, for his part, he found less corruption in such a body of citizens than in any other order or degree of mankind."* But the nature of the original establishment, and also some points in the character of the founder,...
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