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|Because you are a great lord, you believe yourself to be a great genius. You took |
the trouble to be born, but no more. - Beaumarchais, Pierre De The dullard's envy
of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to a ...
|2 3 Because you are a great lord, you believe yourself to be a great genius!...You |
took the trouble to be born, but no more. Le Mariage de Figaro (1785) act 5, Sc. 3
Lord Beaverbrook 1879-1964 Canadian-born British newspaper proprietor and ...
|'Oh! No! We Never Mention Her' (1844) Beachcomber sec j. B. Morton James |
Beattie 1735-1803 Scottish philosopher ... Because you are a great lord, you
believe yourself to be a great genius! . . . You took the trouble to be born, but no
|Historians, to be sure, have their locus in space and time but history as thought |
transcends these particular considerations. "The Historian ... The Barber of
Seville (1775), Act 3, Scene 13 4 Because you are a great lord, you believe
yourself to be a great genius! You took the trouble to be born, but no more. The
Marriage of ...
|No, my noble master, you shall not succeed ; I will prevent it. Because you are a |
great lord you think yourself a great genius ! ... You gave yourself the trouble of
being born, nothing more. ... damned, to please Mahometan princes, of whom not
one, I believe, knew how to read, and who politely call us dogs of Christians.
|"Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country" (|
John F. Kennedy). "When ... Second, most of them are not foreign" (Jack
Anderson). "I AM in ... "Because you are a great lord, you believe yourself to be a
great genius! . . . You took the trouble to be born, but no more" (Pierre
|memory of others will always have some concern for their own ; and I believe it is |
for this reason that so few writers among ... However, I must venture to affirm, that
if genius and learning be not encouraged under your lordship's administration,
you are the most inexcusable person alive. All your other virtues, my lord, will be
defective without this; your affability, candour ... But here again I am afraid most
good subjects will interpose in your defence, by alleging the desperate condition
|I I thought to have seen you where you are, or perhaps nearer ; but this aliter |
uisum. ... Think upon lord Bacon, \Villiams, Stratl'ord, Laud, Clarendon,
Shaflesbtiry, the last duke of Buckingham ; and of my own acquaintance, the earl
of Oxford and yourself; all great geniuses in their several ways; and, if they had
not been so great, would have been ... of atTairs, can sally into the highest
cxorhitnncies with much more safety than a man of great talent: can make the
least step out of the way.
|You must understand that the mother has the insolence to say that you have |
heard of her and know her character. She is a rfect Irish Teague, born in
Cheshire, and lived, as remember, at Warriiigton. ... upon you has a very good
conntenance, has been entered three years at the Temple, (as it is the usual
custom,) but I think was ... So, my dear friend, once more adieu. ... yourself in
everything that concerns his character; and if you will believe the same of nie,
you will do me great justice.