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Star-names and Their Meanings - Page 12
by Richard Hinckley Allen - 1899 - 563 pages
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Short Sayings of Great Men: With Historical and Explanatory Notes

Anecdotes - 1882 - 610 pages
...in three years, or would die upon the road. ALFONSO X. Had I been present at the creation, I could have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe. Directed against the conceit of the court astronomers. Without that explanation, the remark has subjected...
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Ethical Religion

William Mackintire Salter - Ethical culture movement - 1889 - 332 pages
...Castile's words have a charm like those of Seneca. " If he had been present at the creation, he could have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe." Ah, if Alphonso had only realized that a part of creation was there in. his own power to refashion,...
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HANDY -BOOK OF LITERARY CURIOSITIES

WILLIAM S WALSH - 1892
...of all this human unwillingness, however, Alphonso the Wise of Castile was bold enough to say, ' [ ABIO TJ. These five vowels were stamped by Frederick III. of Germany upon coins and medals, and inscribed...
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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William Shepard Walsh - Curiosa - 1892 - 1104 pages
...face of all this human unwillingness, however, Alphonso the Wise of Castile was bold enough to say, " Had I been present at the Creation, I would have given...useful hints for the better ordering of the universe." AEIO IT. These five vowels were stamped by Frederick III. of Germany upon coins and medals, and inscribed...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

Mottoes - 1896 - 1178 pages
...Whom 'twere gross flattery to name a coward. 71. TOBIN The Honeymoon. Act II. Sc. 1. CREATION. He o. ALPHONSO THE WISE. Creation is great, and cannot be understood. p. CAELYLE Essays. Characteristics....
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Reform: An Essay on the Political, Financial, and Social Condition of the ...

Ralph De Clairmont - Social problems - 1896 - 266 pages
...charged with impiety on account of his say ing, that, " if he had been present at the creation, he could have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe." A considerable reduction in the number of lawyers admitted to practice, and a still more considerable...
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The Three Heron's Feathers

Hermann Sudermann - 1900 - 234 pages
...on account of one famous sentence attributed to him : " Had I been present at the creation, I could have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe." Emerson, in his rhymed soliloquy, put into Alphonso's mouth, sarcastically twits Nature with her depleted...
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Poet Lore, Volume 12

Literature - 1900
...on account of one famous sentence attributed to him : " Had I been present at the creation, I could have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe." Emerson, in his rhymed soliloquy, put into Alphonso's mouth, sarcastically twits Nature with her depleted...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...reach the spot Where I made One turn down an empty Glass. Stanza ci. ALPHONSO THE WISE. 1221-1284. Had I been present at the creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.1 1 Carlyle says, in his " History of Frederick the Great," book ii. chap. vii. that this...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...errand reach the spot Where I made One turn down an empty Glass. ALPHOXSO THE WISE. 1221-1284. Had I been present at the creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.1 1 Carlyle says, in big " History of Frederick the Great," book ii. ^ hp. vii. that this...
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