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|Experience carries it from rules; and faults are sooner found by. fools, Than |
mended by the wise.' EPIGRAM. T1-".m>'r but the fair with pieces ton; If naughty,
she'll consent t' ye ; But is she chaste? excuse her then, She yields not under
|(Spanish) FAULT A fault confessed is half redressed. A fault is sooner found than |
mended. A fault once denied is twice committed. Be to her virtues very kind, Be to
her faults a little blind. (Prior) Clean your finger before you point at my spots.
|and I am governor, which is more than judge. ... A fauIt is sooner found than |
mended, c. ... 1546: Heywood, Proverbs, Pt I ch xi 1560: T. Wilson, Rhetonque, 1
53 ( 1909), Such a man hath no fault but one, and if that were amended, all were
|skilful and mighty to destroy, he no sooner attempts to erect his own system, than |
he shows how much easier it is to find fault than to mend. His definition of faith
seems to admit that it is an exercise of mind, which is no more passive when it ...
|... though he bee very circumspect, and a fault is sooner espied in another than |
amended in himselfe'.2 Not so the editor of ... I feare, have deeds to mend.4
Similarly, Robert Norton invites the reader of his work The Gunner (1628) to
overlook a ...
|... a little piece of chocolate, that I came across by chance, and I had no sooner |
found it than I was holding it ready to eat, ... this way, with as many tears as if I
had committed a very grave fault, and proposing to mend my ways with His grace
|both sooner than die for the want of them, or of anything I can give him. ... cried |
Mr. Eden ; " turn those perverse eyes from the faults of others to your own danger.
... Heaven is more merciful : it has not 27 IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MEND.
|So, i unprejudlc'd you scan The goings of this clock-workman, You find a hundred |
movements made By fine devices in his ... can mend ; The jest, alas! is at an end:
Soon ceases all the worldly bustle, And you consign the corpse to Russel. ... his
eye was good, His foot was sure as ever trod: One fault he had (a fault indeed l);
And what was that? the horse was dead. ... and the next expires ,' As empty
clouds by rising winds are tost, Their fleeting forms scarce sooner found than lost
|“The sooner you admit it, the sooner you can deal with it.” “But I'm a Christian. ... |
Tandy echoed the exact words Claire had preached to her on more than one
occasion. The first was seven ... He was personable to a fault. He hugged freely