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" THOUGH some make slight of libels, yet you may see by them how the wind sits : as take a straw and throw it up into the air, you shall see by that which way the wind is, which you shall not do by casting up a stone. More solid things do not show the complexion... "
Tales and Novels - Seite 25
von Maria Edgeworth - 1836
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Table Talk: Being the Discourses

John Selden - 1786 - 163 Seiten
...cook dress one dish, and his coachman another, his porter a third, &c. LIBELS. T. TH OU GH some marke slight of libels, yet you may see by them how the wind sits: as take a straw and throw it up into the air, you shall sea by that which way the wind is, which...
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The lives of J. Selden ... and abp. Usher

John Aikin - 1812
...learned." The following sentence of Selden's has been often quoted, as displaying political sagacity : " Though some make slight of libels, yet you may see by them how the wind sits : as, take a straw and throw it up into the air, you shall see by that which way the wind is,...
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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812
...territory, the other shall take up arms against him; and yet they do it upon such an occasion. SELDEN. THOUGH some make slight of libels, yet you may see by them how the wind sits : as, take a a straw, and throw it up into the air, you shall see by that which way the wind is,...
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Patronage, Band 4

Maria Edgeworth - 1814
...Numerous libels against the minister appeared, which Lord Oldborough never read, but the Commission-, er, with his best spectacles, read them all. For he well...the wind sets." After determining by the throwing upof these straws which way the wind set, the . Commissioner began with all possible skill and dexterity...
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Patronage, Band 4

Maria Edgeworth - 1814
...spectacles, read them all. For he well knew and believed what the sage Selden saith, that, : ; * .jj " Though some make slight of libels, yet you may see by them how the wiud sets." , .', .*' After determining by the throwing upof these straws which way the wind set, the...
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Band 2

1818
...European Mngatinc. SCANDAL. rrillOUGH some (says Selden, refer-* ing to the state of Britain in 1645) make slight of libels ; yet you may see by them how the wind sits. As, take a straw, and throw it up in the air, and you shall see by that which way the wind is,...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 Seiten
...and he would have his cook dress one dish, and his coachman another, his porter a third, &c. LIBELS. THOUGH some make slight of libels, yet you may see by them how the wind sits : as take a straw and throw it up into the air, you shall see by that which way the wind is, which...
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Essays, Moral and Entertaining

Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - 1819 - 166 Seiten
...I. is cook dress one dish, and his coachman another, his porter a third, &c. LIBELS. Though some may make slight of libels, yet you may see by them how the wind sits : as take a straw, and throw it up into the air, you shall see by that which way the wind is,...
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Selden's table talk

John Selden - 1821
...would have his cook dress one dish, and his coachman another, his porter a third, &c. Though some may make slight of libels, yet you may see by them how the wind sits : as take a straw, and throw it up into the air, you shall see by that which way the wind is,...
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The British Prose Writers: Sheldon's table talk. Sir W. Blackstone's ...

1821
...his cook dress one dish, and his coachman another, his porter a third, &c. LIBELS. Though some may make slight of libels, yet you may see by them how the wind sits : as take a straw, and throw it up into the air, you shall see by that which way the wind is,...
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