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" For it is confidently reported, that two young gentlemen of real hopes, bright wit, and profound judgment, who, upon a thorough examination of causes and effects, and by the mere force of natural abilities, without the least tincture of learning... "
The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin: Including ... - Page 38
by Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - 1784
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Readings in English Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - 1917 - 512 pages
...notwithstanding all the good intentions of the 40 legislature, as we have lately found by a severe instance. For it is confidently reported that two young gentlemen...profound judgment, who, upon a thorough examination of causes and effects, and by the mere force of natural abilities, without the least tincture of learn-...
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English Prose: Seventeenth century

Sir Henry Craik - 1917
...notwithstanding all the good intentions of the legislature, as we have lately found by a severe instance. For it is confidently reported, that two young gentlemen...profound judgment, who, upon a thorough examination of causes and effects, and by the mere force of natuial abilities, without the least tincture of learning,...
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The Oral Study of Literature

Algernon de Vivier Tassin - 1923 - 431 pages
...remain to keep him so. WILLIAM SHAKSPEBB Julius Ccesar 324. THE NECESSITY FOR A NOMINAL RELIGION It is confidently reported, that two young gentlemen...profound judgment, who upon a thorough examination of causes and effects, and by the mere force of natural abilities, without the least tincture of learning,...
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Jonathan Swift: Selections

Jonathan Swift - 1924 - 448 pages
...notwithstanding all the good intentions of the legislature, as we have lately found by a severe instance. For it is confidently reported, that two young gentlemen...profound judgment, who upon a thorough examination of causes and effects, and by the mere force of natural abilities, without the least tincture of learning,...
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Progressive Readings in Prose

Rudolph Wilson Chamberlain, Joseph Sheldon Gerry Bolton - 1923 - 376 pages
...notwithstanding all the good intentions of the legislature, as we have lately found by a severe instance. For it is confidently reported that two young gentlemen...profound judgment, who, upon a thorough examination of causes and effects, and by the mere force of natural abilities, without the least tincture of learning,...
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An Introduction to the Study of Literature

Ralph Philip Boas, Edwin Smith - 1925 - 454 pages
...done with such useful though ordinary qualifications?" or savage with bitter sarcasm as in Swift's: "It is confidently reported that two young gentlemen...profound judgment, who, upon a thorough examination of causes and effects, and by the mere force of natural abilities, without the least tincture of learning,...
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The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling, Volume 1

Henry Fielding - 1975 - 990 pages
...by the Church. In evidence he cited the 'severe Instance' of two officers, 'young Gentlemen of great Hopes, bright Wit, and profound Judgment, who upon a thorough Examination of Causes and Effects, and by the meer Force of natural Abilities, without the least Tincture of Learning;...
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A Modest Proposal and Other Prose

Jonathan Swift - 2004 - 265 pages
...notwithstanding all the good intentions of the legislature, as we have lately found by a severe instance. For it is confidently reported, that two young gentlemen...profound judgment, who upon a thorough examination of causes and effects, and by the mere force of natural abilities, without the least tincture of learning,...
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The Dublin Review, Part 1

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1849
...a doubtful witness. The year before, in his " Argument against abolishing Christianity," he relates that " two young gentlemen of real hopes, bright wit,...profound judgment, who, upon a thorough examination of causes and effects, and by the mere force of natural abilities, without the least tincture of learning,...
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