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" Do not undervalue an enemy by whom you have been worsted. When our countrymen came home from fighting with the Saracens, and were beaten by them, they pictured them with huge, big, terrible faces as you still see the sign of the Saracen's head is, when... "
Curiosities of London: Exhibiting the Most Rare and Remarkable Objects of ... - Page 401
by John Timbs - 1855 - 800 pages
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Table Talk, 1689

John Selden, Richard Milward - Table-talk - 1869 - 120 pages
...whom you I 1 have been worfled. When our Country•"-^ men came home from fighting with the Saraeens, and were beaten by them, they pictured them with huge, big, terrible Faces (as you ftill fee the Sign of the Saracen's-head is) when in truth they were like other men. But this they...
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Club life of London

John Timbs - Clubs - 1872
...was a Saracen. Selden thus explains it : " Do not undervalue an enemy by whom you have been worsted. When our countrymen came home from fighting with the...other men. But this they did to save their own credit. Still more direct is the explanation in Richard the Crusader causing a Saracen's head to be served...
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A General History of the Science and Practice of Music, Volume 1

Sir John Hawkins - Music - 1875 - 963 pages
...collected from the following curious anecdote, perhaps first communicated to writing by Mr. Selden : — ' When our countrymen came ' home from fighting with...is), when in truth they were like other men. But this tiny did to save their own credits.' Table-talk, Tit. War. 210 AND PRACTICE OF MUSIC. 211 When thou...
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A General History of the Science and Practice of Music, Volume 1

Sir John Hawkins - Music - 1875 - 963 pages
...curious anecdote, perhaps first communicated to writing by Mr. Selden : — ' When our countrymen came 1 home from fighting with the saracens, and were beaten...is), when In truth they were like other men. But this ttity did to save their own credits.' Table-talk, Tit. War. When thou fits in the kirke thy bedes (halt...
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Northamptonshire Notes and Queries, Volume 4

1892
...was brought from the East in the dark ages is evident enough. Selden,in his Table Ta/i,says : — " When our countrymen came home from fighting with the...men. But this they did to save their own credit." Hotten, in his History of Signboards, holds that it was first set up as a compliment to the mother...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden, Richard Milward - Antiquarians - 1892 - 220 pages
...undervalue an enemy by whom you have been worsted. When our countrymen came home from fighting against the Saracens, and were beaten by them, they pictured...like other men. But this they did to save their own credits. 2. Martial law in general, means nothing but the martial 10 law of this or that place ; with...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele, Eustace Budgell - 1893 - 193 pages
...whether it was not still more like himself than a Saracen, I composed my countenance in the best 1. " When our countrymen came home from fighting with the...men. But this they did to save their own credit." — SELDEN'S Table Talk. manner I could, and replied that much might be said on both sides. These several...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers: From the Spectator

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele, Eustace Budgell - English literature - 1898 - 249 pages
...Salutes, salutations; p 54,1.4. Same condition [as I am]; p. 116, t 25* toaracen's Head, p. 160, I. 9; "When our countrymen came home from fighting with...Saracens, and were beaten by them, they pictured them with big, terrible faces (as you still see the sign of the Saracen's Head is), when in truth they were like...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers: From the Spectator

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele, Eustace Budgell - English literature - 1898 - 249 pages
...the Saracens, and were beaten by them, they pictured GLOSSAEY them with big, terrible faces (an yon still see the sign of the Saracen's Head Is), when In truth they were like other men. But thin they did to save their own credit." — Selden't Table Talk. Snys; for "said" (now only vulgar)...
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The universal anthology: a collection of the best literature, ancient ...

Richard Garnett, Leon Vallée, Léon Vallée, Alois Brandl - History - 1899
...and settled, then truth appears. War. — Do not undervalue an enemy by whom you have been worsted. When our countrymen came home from fighting with the...other men. But this they did to save their own credit. Wisdom. — A wise man should never resolve upon anything, at least never let the world know his resolution...
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