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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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City of London Livery Companies' Commission: Report and Appendix, Volume 2

Great Britain. London livery companies commission - 1884
...reputation. 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 of mankind."...
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The Royal Commission: The London City Livery Companies' Vindication

Charities - 1885 - 306 pages
...answered to this effect : that there was no absolute certainty in human afl'airs ; but for his part, he found less corruption in such a body of citizens than in any other order or degree of mankind." Who shall say but that the good, prescient Dean may have had in his mind restless thoughts of future...
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Walford's Antiquarian: A Magazine & Bibliographical Review, Volume 8

Great Britain
...made answer to the effect that there was no absolute certainty in human affairs, but that for his part he found less corruption in such a body of citizens than in any order or degree of mankind. Fuller quaintly vindicates this choice in his Church History : at this...
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The Royal Commission: The London City Livery Companies' Vindication

Charities - 1885 - 306 pages
...reputation. 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 iu such a body of citizens than in any other order or degree of mankind."...
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Social History of England

Louise Creighton - Great Britain - 1887 - 142 pages
...bore in this regard. He wrote, "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 man." Each of the Companies had a magnificent hall for their feasts and meetings, adorned with pictures,...
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Papers and Pedigrees Mainly Relating to Cumberland and Westmorland, Volume 1

William Jackson - 1892
...following memorable words : — " That there is 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 ; " and the confidence thus generously bestowed has not been betrayed. In most instances provision...
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Memoirs of celebrated Etonians

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1901
...charity. " There is no absolute certainty," he replied, " in human affairs ; but for my part I have found less corruption in such a body of citizens than in any other order or body of mankind." The present building was erected in 1823. On the south side of St. Paul's Cathedral...
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A Text-book in the History of Education

Paul Monroe - Education - 1905 - 772 pages
...the reason for this was 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." The organization of these schools by Henry VIII and Edward VI was for the purpose of destroying the monastic...
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A Text-book in the History of Education

Paul Monroe - Education - 1905 - 772 pages
...hands of married laymen, the company of mercers. His reply to Erasmus as to the reason for this was 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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Early Tudor Poetry, 1485-1547

John Milton Berdan - English poetry - 1920 - 564 pages
...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. Following Colet's example, during the reign of Henry VIII fortyeight grammar schools were founded,...
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