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" The discreet man finds out the talents of those he converses with, and knows how to apply them to proper uses. Accordingly, if we look into particular communities and divisions of men, we may observe that it is the discreet man, not the witty, nor the... "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Pagina 254
1823
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English Reader

Lindley Murray - 1827
...Discretion does not only make a man the master of hia own parts, but of other men's. The discreet man finds out the talents of those he converses with, and knows...particular communities and divisions of men, we may o'.ieerve, that it is the discreet man, not the witty, nor the learned, nor the brave, who guides the...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1827 - 264 pagina’s
...the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errours, and active to his own prejudice. divisions of men, we may observe, that it is the discreet...who guides the conversation, and gives measures to society. A man with great talents, but void or discretion, is like Polyphemus in the fable, strong...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: From the Best Writers ...

Lindley Murray - 1827 - 252 pagina’s
...does not only make a man the master of his own parts', but of other men's*. The discreet man finds out the talents of those he converses with' , and...proper uses*. Accordingly', if we look into particular commumties* and divisions of men', we may observe', that it is the discreet man*, not the witty',nor...
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A second selection from the papers of Addison in the Spectator and Guardian ...

Joseph Addison - 1828 - 80 pagina’s
...discretion only make a man the master of his own parts, but of other men's. The discreet man finds out the talents of those he converses with, and knows...conversation, and gives measures to the society. A man with great talents, but void of discretion, is like Polyphemus in the fable, strong and blind, endued...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, from the Best Writers ...

Lindley Murray - 1828 - 252 pagina’s
...own parts, but of other men's. The discreet man finds out the talents of those he converses wtth , and knows how to apply them to proper uses. Accordingly,...who guides the conversation , and gives measures to society. A man with great talents, but void of discretion , is like Polyphemus in the fable, strong...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, from the Best Writers ...

Lindley Murray - 1828 - 252 pagina’s
...own parts , but of other men's . The discreet man finds out the talents of those he converses wtth , and knows how to apply them to proper uses . Accordingly..., not the witty , nor the learned , nor the brave , wj^o guides the conversation , and gives measures to society . A man with great talents , but void...
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Murray's English Reader

Lindley Murray, Jeremiah Goodrich - 1829 - 304 pagina’s
...Discretion does not only make a man the master o. his own parts, but of other men's. The discreet man finds out the talents of those he converses with ; and knows...we look into particular communities? and divisions or men, we may observe, that it is the discreet man, not the witty, nor the learned, nor the brave,...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ..., Volume 7

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...The major being a person of consummate experience, was invested with a discretionary power. Taller. It is the discreet man, not the witty, nor the learned,...who guides the conversation, and gives measures to society. Adduon't Spectator. There is no talent so useful towards rising in the world, or which puts...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 7

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...major being a person of consummate experience, was invested with a discretionary power. Tatler. It ís the discreet man, not the witty, nor the learned, nor the brave, who guides the conversation, Lnd gives measures to society. Addison's Spectator. There is no talent so useful towards rising in...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, from the Best Writers ...

Lindley Murray - 1830 - 204 pagina’s
...;the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errours, and active to his own prejudice. divisions of men, we may observe, that it is the discreet...learned, nor the brave, who guides the conversation, and jjives measures to society. A man with great talents, but void ot discretion, is like Polyphemus in...
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