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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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Early Tudor Poetry, 1485-1547

John Milton Berdan - English poetry - 1920 - 564 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 in such a body of citizens, than in any other order or degree of mankind....
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Education and Society in Tudor England

Joan Simon - Education - 1979 - 451 pages
...married laymen; to the Company of Mercers, men of probity and reputation'. And Colet did this because 'he found less corruption in such a body of citizens than in any other order or degree of mankind'.1 In establishing his school Colet did not express concern to improve the education of the...
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The Privatization of State Education: Public Partners, Private Dealings

Christopher Green - Education - 2005 - 249 pages
...was asked the reason of so committing this trust to the Mercers' Company 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 order or degree of mankind' (from...
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The Journal of Education, Issue 27; Issue 130

Education - 1880
...foundation , he answered, " 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." — From " OU and New London" for March. THE ROYAL SCHOOL SERIES NEW VOLUMES. ROYAL READERS.-THIRD...
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Medival Panorama

...he answered to this effect: 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." At the elementary schools the child began naturally with a hornbook, that is a piece of parchment protected...
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Education and Society in Tudor England

...married laymen; to the Company of Mercers, men of probity and reputation'. And Colet did this because 'he found less corruption in such a body of citizens than in any other order or degree of mankind'.1 In establishing his school Colet did not express concern to improve the education of the...
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Walford's Antiquarian Magazine and Bibliographical Review, Volume 8

Archaeology - 1885
...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 Church Review, Volume 23

1871
...married laymen, to the Company of Mercers, men of probity and reputation." And the reason given was, that he found less corruption in such a body of citizens than in any others. Merchant Taylors', another famous London school, owes its foundation to the munificence of...
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volume 14

1845
...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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