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" If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions: I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than to be one of the... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 320
by William Shakespeare - 1806
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The Calcutta Review, Volume 4

India - 1848
...practised, proceeds many a doleful epitome of domestic misery. — " If to do," says the fair Portia," were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels...churches and poor men's cottages princes' palaces." It was man's general want of prudence that probably drew forth the sage's reply, who being asked when...
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Frank Fairlegh: Or, Scenes from the Life of a Private Pupil ...

Frank Edward Smedley - 1850 - 496 pages
...took up my gun, and set off for a day's shooting with Harry Oaklands. CHAPTER XX. ALHA MATER. " He's a good divine that follows his own instructions; I...good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow my own teaching.—The brain may devise laws for the blood, bat a hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree."—Mirchant...
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Characteristics of Women: Moral, Poetical, and Historical

Mrs. Jameson (Anna) - Women in literature - 1850 - 340 pages
...profound, that they have passed into familiar and daily application, with all the force of proverbs. If to do, were as easy as to know what were good to...churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark, When neither is attended ; and I think The nightingale,...
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The Life and Beauties of Shakespeare: Comprising Careful Selections from ...

William Shakespeare - 1851 - 345 pages
...sooner by white hairs, buf competency lives longer. SPECULATION MORE EAS.Y THAN PRACTICE. If to do wore as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had...teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one ol 'he twenty to follow mine own teaching. The brain may devise laws for the blood; but a hot temper...
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The comedies, histories, tragedies and poems of William Shakspere ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1851
...sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer. FOR. Good sentences, and well pronounced. NER. They would be better, if well followed. POR. If to...good divine that follows his own instructions : I cau easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching....
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The Island World of the Pacific: Being ... Travel Through the Sandwich Or ...

Henry Theodore Cheever - Oceania - 1851 - 406 pages
...Good sentences, and well pronounced. Nerissa. — They would be better, if well followed. Portia. — If to do were as easy as to know what were good to...churches, and poor men's cottages, princes' palaces. It 13 a good divine that follows his own instructions : I can easier teach twenty what were good to be...
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The speaker: or, Miscellaneous pieces selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield, James Pycroft - 1851
...moving how express and admirable ! in action how like an angel ! in apprehension how like a god ! If lo do, were as easy as to know what were good to do,...churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. He is a good divine who follows his own instructions : I can easier teach twenty what were good to...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 519 pages
...sooner by white hairs4 ; but competency lives longer. For. Good sentences, and well pronounced. Ner. They would be better, if well followed. Por. If to...chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages 1 Formerly. < " To come by white hairs," is to a See note 1, p. 25G. grow old and weak ; to be sick...
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The North American Miscellany and Dollar Magazine, Volumes 3-4

1852
...have you to divide again ! " was the cool rejoinder. Truly hath, the master-poet of nature said, " If to do were as easy as to know what were good to...churches, and poor men's cottages, princes' palaces ! " SLANDER. There is the SLANDEROUS tongue, which in its malignity scatters abroad "fire brands, arrows,...
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Memorials of William Smith Shaw

Joseph Barlow Felt - 1852 - 346 pages
...measure. I judge not between you." This month. From Shaw to William E. Channing in Richmond, Va. " If to do were as easy as to know what were good to...churches, and poor men's cottages, princes' palaces, and I should long since have written to you, the neglect of which has not been owing to a want of inclination,...
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