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" The habit of confidence and deference for his genius and integrity remained, and to him no difference for some time appeared, in consequence of the secret decay of favour. Commissioner Falconer, timid, anxious, restless, was disposed by circumstances... "
Tales and miscellaneous piecces - Seite 296
von Maria [collections] Edgeworth - 1825
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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
...vigilance of a dependant's life; accustomed to watch and consult daily the barometer of court favor, he soon felt the coming storm ; and the moment he...these straws which way the wind set, the Commissioner began with all possible skill and dexterity to trim his boat. But dexterous trimmer though he was,...
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Patronage, Band 4

Maria Edgeworth - 1814 - 431 Seiten
...hour of danger arrived. — Numerous libels against the minister appeared, which Lord Old-* borough never read, but the Commissioner, with his best spectacles,...these straws which way the wind set, the Commissioner began with all possible skill and dexterity to trim his boat. But dexterous trimmer though he was,...
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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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