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" The true test of a great man — that, at least, which must secure his place among the highest order of great men — is his having been. in advance of his age. "
The Literary world, conducted by J. Timbs - Page 43
edited by - 1839
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 67

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1838
...downfal from a height of which they felt that there was no one but himself able to dispossess him. The true test of a great man, — that at least which must determine his place among the highest order of great men , — is his having been in advance of his...
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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 34

Robert Walsh, John Jay Smith - American periodicals - 1838
...downfall from a height of which they felt that there was no one but himself able to dispossess him. The true test of a great man, — that at least which must determine his place among the highest order of great men, — is his having been in advance of his...
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Historical Sketches of Statesmen who Flourished in the Time of ..., Volume 1

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - Great Britain - 1842
...downfall from a height of which they felt that there was no one but himself able to dispossess him. The true test of a great man — that at least which must secure his place among the higher order of great men — is his having been in advance of his age. This it is which decides whether...
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Orators of the American Revolution

Elias Lyman Magoon - Orators - 1848 - 456 pages
...that " the true test of a great man — that at least which must secure his place among the higher order of great men — is his having been in advance...decides whether* or not he has carried forward the great plan of human improvement ; has conformed his views and adapted his coniluct to the existing...
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Orators of the American Revolution

Elias Lyman Magoon - Orators - 1848 - 456 pages
...pleasing to myself. The produce of one of these reveries you have read above." It has been said that " the true test of a great man— that at least which must secure his place among the higher order of great men—is his having been in advance of his age. This it is which decides whether...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1853 - 432 pages
...accomplish, passes on like Samson, and " tells neither father nor mother of it." — Lavater. . — The true test of a great man — that, at least, which...great men, is, his having been in advance of his age. — Brougham. GREATNESS AND GLORY. — A contemplation of God's works, a generous concern for the good...
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The Literary Life and Correspondence of the Countess of Blessington, Volume 2

Richard Robert Madden - Authors, Irish - 1855 - 599 pages
...acquired pre-eminence in other pursuits. Lord Brougham, in one of his Historical Sketehes, says, " The true test of a great man — that, at least, which...among the highest order of great men — is his having heen in advance of his age." By this standard if his lordship he judged, no douht he will he found...
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The History of the Life of Leonard Torstenson: (Lennart Torstenson,) "the ...

John Watts De Peyster - Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 - 1855 - 309 pages
...Imperial veterans, pike to pike and horse to horse. "The true test of a great man," says BROUGHAM, "that at least which must secure his place among the...great men, is, his having been in advance of his age." If this aphorism is correct, then TORSTENSON was very great indeed, for as a general, and as an artillerist,...
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A Treatise on English Punctuation ...: With an Appendix, Containing Rules on ...

John Wilson - English language - 1855 - 334 pages
...purest love maintains her whole dominion. The true test of a great man — that, at least, which mast secure his place among the highest order of great men — is his having been in advance of his age. In youth — that is to say, somewhere between the period of childhood and manhood — there is commonly...
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THE LITERARY LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF THE COUNTESS OF BLESSINGTON.

R. R. MADDEN, M.R.I.A. - 1855
...pursuits. Lord Brougham, in one of his Historical Sketches, says, "The true test of a great man—that, at least, which must secure his place among the highest order of great men—is his having been in advance of his age." By this standard if his lordship be judged, no doubt...
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