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" Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense. There are forty men of wit for one man of sense ; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold, will be every day at a loss for want of readier change. "
The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift ... - Page 161
by Jonathan Swift - 1757
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The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 4

Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - 1754
...fenfe and exalted fenfe are not half fo ufeful as common fenfe : there are forty men of wit for one man of fenfe; and he, that will carry nothing about him...be every day at a lofs for want of readier change. V. Learning is like mercury, one of the moft powerful and excellent things in the world in fkilful...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Accurately Revised in Twelve Volumes ..., Volume 4

Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - 1754
...fenfe and exalted fenfe are not half fo ufeful as common fenfe : there are forty men of wit for one man of fenfe; and he, that will carry nothing about him...be every day at a lofs for want of readier change. V. Learning is like mercury, one of the moft powerful and excellent things in the world in fkilful...
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An index to makind: or Maxims selected from the wits of all nations

Index - 1754
...Senfe are not half fo ufeful as Common Senie. There are forty Men of Wit, for • one Man of Senfe: And he that will carry nothing about him but Gold, will be every Day at a Lofs foe v.mt of readier Change. The, The beft Jewellers nfe the leaft Silver; and he that •will fet his...
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 4

Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth, Deane Swift - 1768
...fenfe and exalted fenfe are not half fo ufeful as common fenfe : there are forty men of wit to one man of fenfe ; and he, that will carry nothing about him...be every day at a lofs for want of readier change. V. Learning is like mercury, one of the moft powerful and excellent things in the world in fkilful...
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The Works of Dr Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin. In Thirteen ...

Jonathan Swift - 1774
...fenfe and exalted fenfe are not half fb ufeful as common fenfe : There are forty men of wit for one man of fenfe ; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold, will be every day at a loil for want of readier change. V, Learning is like mercury, one of the moft powerful and excellent...
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The Miscellaneous Works: Apothegms and maxims for the good conduct of life ...

Gorges Edmond Howard - 1782
...ignorance. It is no iliame to learn, fo long as we are igno.rant ; that is to fay, fo long as we live. Learning is like mercury, one of the moft powerful and excellent things in the world in fkilful hands ; but in unfkilful, the molt mifchievous. He that has learning, and not difcretion to...
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1785 - 405 pages
...and exalted fenfe are not half fo valuable as common fenfe. There are forty men of wit for one man of fenfe ; and he that will carry nothing about him...but gold, will be every day at a lofs for want of ready change. LEARNING is like mercury, one of the moft ppwerful and excellent things in the world...
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The Prose Epitome: Or, Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining ...

English literature - 1792 - 456 pages
...fcnfe, arc not half le valuable as curumgn fcnle. There arc forty men of wit for one man of fcnfe ; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold, will be every day at a lofs for want of ready change. I. e ˇri i ig is like mercury, one of the moft powerful and excellent thines in the...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 6

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1797
...fenfe and exalted fenfe are not half fo ufeful as common fenfe. There are forty men of wit for one man of fenfe ; and he that will carry nothing about him...be every day at a lofs for want of readier change. DD 4 LearnLearning is like mercury, one of the moft powerful and excellent things in the world in Ikilful...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797
...and exalted fenfe, are not half fo valuable as common fenfe. There are forty men of wit for one man of fenfe ; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold, will be every day at a lofs fgr want of ready change. Learning is like mercury, one of the molt powerful and excellent things in...
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