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" It is, indeed, a desirable thing to be well descended ; but the glory belongs to our ancestors. "
A Sourcebook for Genealogical Research: Resources Alphabetically by Type and ... - Page x
by Foster Stockwell - 2004 - 336 pages
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Plutarch's Morals, Volume 1

Plutarch - Ethics - 1870
...human and of small value, such as will hardly recompense the industry required to the getting of them. It is, indeed, a desirable thing to be well descended ; but the glory belongs to our ancestors. Riches are valuable ; but they are the goods of Fortune, who frequently takes them from those that...
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Plutarch's Morals, tr. by several hands. Corrected and revised by W.W. Goodwin

Plutarchus - 1874
...human and of small value, such as will hardly recompense the industry required to the getting of them. It is. indeed, a desirable thing to be well descended ; but the glory belongs to our ancestors. Riches are valuable ; but they are the goods of Fortune, who frequently takes them from those that...
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Plutarch's Miscellanies and Essays: Comprising All His Works ..., Volume 1

Plutarch - 1889
...human and of small value, such as will hardly recompense the industry required to the getting of them. It is, indeed, a desirable thing to be well descended ; but the glory belongs to our ancestors. Riches are valuable ; but they are the goods of Fortune, who frequently takes them from those that...
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Joseph Atkins: the Story of a Family

Francis Higginson Atkins - 1891 - 153 pages
..."unostentatiously." " "viseed." JOSEPH ATKINS THE. STORY OF A FAMILY -BYFRANCIS HIGGINSON ATKINS. "It Is indeed ;i desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors." DUDLEY ATKINS, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER. 1891. HARVARD COLLEftE LiBRARY GIFT OF MRS. THOMAS WEfiTWORTH...
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The First Church of Christ (Congregational), Old Saybrook, Conn: The ...

Old Saybrook (Conn.) - 1896 - 132 pages
...; but it is none the less embarrassing -83since I remember the shrewd apothegm of Plutarch, " That it is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors." Yet it is a very grateful task withal, and since my time is of the briefest, I will essay it without...
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Source Book of the History of Education for the Greek and Roman Period

Paul Monroe - Education, Greek - 1901 - 515 pages
...human and of small value, such as will hardly recompense the industy required to the getting of them. It is, indeed, a desirable thing to be well descended; but the glory belongs to our ancestors. Riches are valuable; but they are the goods of Fortune, who frequently takes them from those that have...
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The Vermonter, Volume 7

Charles Spooner Forbes, Charles R. Cummings - Vermont - 1901
...be combated I will leave it to some New Englander who does not agree with the old saying : " It is a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors, "'and go right on to say that I remember the I3th of March, 1902. was the 1 271)1 anniversary of one...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in the felicity of lighting on good edncation. ibid. It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. ibid. According to the proverb, the best things are the most difficult. ibid. To sing the same tune,...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in the felicity of lighting on good education. nrid. It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. yjirf. According to the proverb, the best things are the most difficult ibid. To sing the same tune,...
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The Library of Original Sources, Volume 3

Oliver Joseph Thatcher - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1907
...human and of small value, such as will hardly recompense the industry required to the getting of them. It is, indeed, a desirable thing to be well descended ; but the glory belongs to our ancestors. Riches are valuable ; but they are the goods of Fortune, who frequently takes them from those that...
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