The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

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P.F. Collier & Son Company, 1909
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Contents

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III
9
IV
11
V
15
VI
16
VII
17
IX
20
X
22
XXXVII
95
XXXVIII
95
XXXIX
96
XL
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XLII
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XLIV
100
XLV
102
XLVI
106

XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
50
XXII
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XXIII
59
XXIV
60
XXV
63
XXVII
65
XXVIII
66
XXIX
67
XXX
69
XXXI
75
XXXII
85
XXXIII
86
XXXIV
87
XXXV
89
XXXVI
92
XLVII
107
XLIX
108
L
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LI
113
LII
119
LIV
121
LV
122
LVI
124
LVIII
125
LIX
127
LXI
128
LXII
130
LXIII
131
LXIV
133
LXVI
137
LXVII
139
LXIX
143
LXX
147
LXXI
189
LXXII
191
LXXIII
195
LXXIV
241
LXXV
257
LXXVI
261
LXXVII
320

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Page 125 - Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. And therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit: and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematics subtile; natural philosophy deep; moral grave; logic and rhetoric able to contend.
Page 208 - I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.
Page 199 - Dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book. Who kills a man, kills a reasonable creature. God's image ; but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself ; killfe the image of God, as it were in the eye.
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Page 65 - And if time of course alter things to the worse, and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better, what shall be the end?
Page 229 - The light which we have gained, was given us not to be ever staring on, but by it to discover onward things more remote from our knowledge.
Page 199 - It is true, no age can restore a life whereof perhaps there is no great loss; and revolutions of ages do not oft recover the loss of a rejected truth, for the want of which whole nations fare the worse. We should be wary therefore what persecution we raise against the living labours of public men, how we spill that seasoned life of man preserved and stored up in books...
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Page 231 - Yet these are the men cried out against for schismatics and sectaries, as if, while the temple of the Lord was building, some cutting, some squaring the marble, others hewing the cedars, there should be a sort of irrational men, who could not consider there must be many schisms and many dissections made in the quarry and in the timber, ere the house of God can be built.

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