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" There needs no more be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults ; that is, so to cover them, that they were not taken notice of... "
The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ... - Page xxxvi
1801
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Characters and Episodes of the Great Rebellion

Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - Great Britain - 1889 - 367 pages
...no more be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults ; that is, so to cover them, that they were not taken notice of to his reproach; viz. a narrowness in his nature...
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Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English ...

Charles John Smith - English language - 1890 - 781 pages
...being at all despised. " There needs no more be said to extol the excellence and, power of his wit, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults — that is, a narrowness in his nature to the lowest degree, an abjectness and want of courage, nn insinuating...
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Lord Macaulay's Essays ; And, Lays of Ancient Rome

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1892 - 924 pages
...more to be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults—that is, so to cover them that they were not taken notice of to his reproach—viz., a narrowness...
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The Works of Lord Macaulay Complete: Critical and historical essays

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Criminal law - 1897
...more to be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults, that is, so to cover them that they were not taken notice of to his reproach, viz. a narrowness in his nature...
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The Works of Lord Macaulay, Volume 8

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Criminal law - 1898
...more to be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults, that is, so to cover them that they were not taken notice of to his reproach, viz. a narrowness in his nature...
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Social Life Under the Stuarts

Jessie Bedford, Elizabeth Godfrey - Great Britain - 1904 - 273 pages
...no ' more said to extol the Excellence and Power of his Wit ' and Pleasantness of his Conversation, than that it was ' of Magnitude enough to cover a World of very great ' Faults ; that is so to cover them that they were not ' taken Notice of to his Reproach ; viz. a Narrowness of ' his...
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English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order with Copius Illustrations ...

George Crabb - English language - 1904 - 856 pages
...worldly interest. SMAUUDOE. There needs no more be said to extol Hie excellence and ]tow<>r of his wit, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very rat faults, that is, a narrowness in hi* nature , to ibtloicett degree, an dbjfcfnf** and want of courage,...
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Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English Languare

Charles John Smith - English language - 1904 - 781 pages
...at all despised. " There needs no more be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit, thtin that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults — that is, a narrowness in his nature to the lowest degree, an abjectness and want of courage, an insinuating...
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The North American Review, Volume 91

North American review - 1860
...no more be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults, that is, so to cover them that they were not taken notice of to his reproach ; — viz., a narrowness in his...
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Our Public Schools: Their Influence on English History; Charter House, Eton ...

James George Cotton Minchin - Endowed public schools (Great Britain) - 1901 - 462 pages
...to be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit and pleasantness of his conversation, than it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults." Mr. RS Gardiner remarks that for those who wish to penetrate to the springs of human action, it is...
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