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" Whether youth can be imputed to any man as a reproach I will not, sir, assume the province of determining; — but surely age may become justly contemptible if the opportunities which it brings have passed away without improvement, and vice appears to... "
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Anecdotes of the life of ... William Pitt, earl of Chatham [by J. Almon ...

John Almon - 1810
...determining: But surely age may become justly contemptible, if the opportunities which .it brings have past away without improvement, and vice appears to prevail...stupidity, is surely the object of either abhorrence or contempt, and deserves not .that his grey head should secure him from insults. ' Much more is he to...
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Enfield's Guide to Elocution: Improved and Classically Divided Into Six ...

John Sabine - Elocution - 1810 - 295 pages
...but surely age may become justly contemptible, if the opportunities which it brings have • passed away -without improvement, and vice appears to prevail,...stupidity, is surely the object of either abhorrence or contempt, and deserves not that his grey hairs should secure him from insult. Much more, .Sir, is he...
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Anecdotes of the Life of the Right Honourable William Pitt, Earl ..., Volume 1

John Almon - Great Britain - 1810 - 2 pages
...determining: But surely age may become justly contemptible, if the opportunities which it brings have past away without improvement, and vice appears to prevail...stupidity, is surely the object of either abhorrence or contempt, and deserves not that his grey head should secure him from insults. r ' Much more is he to...
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The History of England: From the Revolution to the Death of George the ...

Tobias George Smollett - Great Britain - 1810
...reproach; but " he affirmed, that the wretch, who after having seen the " consequences of repeated errors, continues still to blunder, " and whose age...obstinacy to stupidity, is " surely the object of either abhorence or contempt, and " deserves not that his grey head should secure him from ". insults : much...
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The History of England: From the Revolution to the Death of George the ...

Tobias George Smollett - Great Britain - 1810
...reproach; but " he affirmed, that the wretch, who after having seen the " consequences of repeated errors, continues still to blunder, " and whose age...obstinacy to stupidity, is " surely the object of either abhorence or contempt, and " deserves not that his grey head should secure him from " insults : much...
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The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Csar to the Revolution ...

David Hume - Great Britain - 1810
...reproach; but " he affirmed, that the wretch, who after having seen the " consequences of repeated errors, continues still to blunder, " and whose age...obstinacy to stupidity, is " surely the object of either abhorence or contempt, and " deserves not that his grey head should secure him from " insults : much...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...determining ;—but surely age may become justly contemptible, if the opportunities which it brings have past away without improvement, and vice appears to prevail,...passions have subsided. The wretch who, after having seen theconsequences of a thousand errors, continues still tcr blunder, and whose age has only added obstinacy...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 25

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1816
...reproach ; but I will affirm, that Cut: wretch who, after having seen the consequences of repeated errors, continues still to blunder, and whose age...stupidity, is surely the object of either abhorrence or contempt, and deserves not that his grey head should secure him from insults. Much more is he to be...
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The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year ...

William Cobbett - Great Britain - 1812
...determining ; but surely age may become justly contemptible, if the opportunities which it brings have past away without improvement, and vice appears to prevail when the passions have subsided. The wretch that, after having seen the consequences of a thousand errors, continues still to blunder, and whose...
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Culloden Papers: Comprising an Extensive and Interesting Correspondence from ...

H. R. Duff - Scotland - 1815 - 479 pages
...imputed to any man as a reproach ; but the wretch who, after having seen the consequences of repeated errors, continues still to blunder, and whose age...stupidity, is surely the object of either abhorrence or contempt, and deserves not that his grey head should secure him from insult : much more is he to be...
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