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The autobiography of Jack Ketch - Page 14
by Charles Whitehead - 1835 - 281 pages
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Tylney Hall, Volume 2

Thomas Hood - English fiction - 1834
...Ringwood found himself engaged much oftener than he liked. There is a proverb, however, which says " you may bring a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink ; " and even so you may bring young persons into company with each other, but you cannot force them...
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The Autobiography of a Notorious Legal Functionary

Charles Whitehead - Law - 1838 - 358 pages
...and without more excitement than suffices to give a proper zest and relish to the scene itself. It is a common saying that "you may bring a horse to the water, but you cannot make it drink." We ourselves, nevertheless, may drink our fill ; but it will be enough for me that I bring...
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Tylney Hall

Thomas Hood - 1840 - 440 pages
...found himself engaged much oftener than he liked. There is a proverb, however, which says " You way bring a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink;" and even so you may bring young persons into company with each other, but you cannot force them to...
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The life, times and contemporaries of lord Cloncurry

William John Fitzpatrick, Valentine Browne Lawless (2nd baron Cloncurry.) - 1855
...refused, point blank, to answer one of his lordship's queries. Appreciating the old aphorism " You may bring a horse to the water but you cannot make him dnnk," and finding Mr. Lawless to be as stubborn as a mule, the Privy Council gave the matter up, for...
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The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit: Sermons, Parts 249-260

Charles Haddon Spurgeon - Sermons, English - 1877
...the living water, for they are all eager to take it. You know, the great difficulty is that you can bring a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink if he is not thirsty ; and so you may set Jesus Christ before men, but if they do not feel their need...
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Metaphysics, Or, The Philosophy of Consciousness, Phenomenal and Real

Henry Longueville Mansel - Consciousness - 1860 - 398 pages
...point, as regards the actions of men or of brutes, there is an obvious difference between saying, " You may bring a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink ;" and saying, "You may fire a cannon in his ear, but you cannot make him hear ; " or, " You may lay...
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Metaphysics, Or, The Philosophy of Consciousness, Phenomenal and Real

Henry Longueville Mansel - Consciousness - 1860 - 398 pages
...point, as regards the actions of men or of brutes, there is an obvious difference between saying, " You may bring a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink ;" and saying, " You may fire a cannon in his ear, but you cannot make him hear ;" or, "You may lay...
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Every Saturday, Volume 8

Religion - 1869
...ventilation from which our ancestors tried to escape. But, ladies, there is an old and true proverb, that you may bring a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink. And in likewise it is too true that you" may bring people to the fresh air, but you cannot make them...
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Parliamentary Debates

New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives - 1878
...when a binding contract has been entered into. It is an illustration of the old proverb that " Tou may bring a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink." You may put the land into the Court, and give the Maoris a title to it ; but no legislation we possess,...
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Sanitary and Social Lectures and Essays

Charles Kingsley - Social problems - 1880 - 300 pages
...ventilation from which our ancestors tried to escape. But, ladies, there is an old and true proverb, that you may bring a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink. And in like wise it is too true, that you may bring people to the fresh air, but you cannot make them...
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