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" ... although we think we govern our words, and prescribe it well ' loquendum ut vulgus sentiendum ut sapientes ' ; yet certain it is that words, as a Tartar's bow, do shoot back upon the understanding of the wisest, and mightily entangle and pervert the... "
Epea pteroenta. Or, The diversions of Purley. To which is annexed Letter to ... - Page 29
by John Horne Tooke - 1829
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 648 pages
...Elenchi magni, give de idolis animihumani nativis et adventitiis. De .i nlogia demonstra tionuin. gun, sentiendum ut sapientes ; yet certain it is, that...upon the understanding' of the wisest, and mightily intangle and pervert the judgment ; so as it is almost necessary in all controversies and disputations,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1824 - 642 pages
...upon us by words, which are framed and applied according to the conceit and capacities of the vulgar sort ; and although we think we govern our words,...upon the understanding of the wisest, and mightily intangle and pervert the judgment ; so as it is almost necessary in all controversies and disputations,...
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A Sequel to the Diversions of Purley: Containing an Essay on English Verbs ...

John Barclay (of Calcots.) - English language - 1826 - 184 pages
...upon us by words, which are framed and applied according to the conceit and capacities of the vulgar sort: and although we think we govern our words, and...the wisest, and mightily entangle and pervert the judgement." — Of the Advancement uf Learning. If words shoot back upon the understanding of the wisest,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1826 - 626 pages
...upon us by words, which are framed and applied according to the conceit and capacities of the vulgar sort ; and although we think we govern our words,...upon the understanding of the wisest, and mightily intangle and pervert the judgment ; so as it is almost necessary in all controversies and disputations,...
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The Advancement of Society in Knowledge and Religion

James Douglas (of Cavers.) - Christianity - 1828 - 498 pages
...striking instance of the truth of his own excellent remark, that " although we think we govern our words, yet certain it is, that words, as a Tartar's bow,...wisest, and mightily entangle and pervert the judgment." His intention of retaining names and discarding things, is, for this reason, a principle more commendable...
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The Remains of Maynard Davis Richardson: With a Memoir of His Life

Maynard Davis Richardson, William Gilmore Simms - Ethics - 1833 - 304 pages
...vulgtis, sentienilutn ut sapien/rv;"' yet eertain it is that words, as a Tartar's bow, do shoot baek upon the understanding of the wisest, and mightily entangle and pervert the judgment. So it is almost neeessary in all eontroversies and disputations to imitate t lie wisdom of the mathematieians...
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The Canning and Goderich ministries. The Wellington ministry

Albany Fonblanque - Great Britain - 1837 - 364 pages
...CERTAIN it is," says Bacon, " that words, as a " Tartar's bow, do shoot back upon the under" standing of the wisest, and mightily entangle " and pervert the judgment : so as it is almost neces" sary in all controversies and disputations to imi" tate the wisdom of the mathematicians, in...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840 - 244 pages
...upon us by words which are framed and applied according to the conceit and capacities of the vulgar sort : and although we think we govern our words and...pervert the judgment; so as it is almost necessary, inall controversies and disputations, to imitate the wisdom of the mathematicians, in setting down...
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Nuces Philosophicę: Or, The Philosophy of Things as Developed from the ...

Edward Johnson - Language and languages - 1842 - 584 pages
...we think we govern our words, and prescribe it well, loquendum ut vulgus, sendiendum ut sapienies ; yet certain it is, that words, as a Tartar's bow,...and mightily entangle and pervert the judgment. So that it is almost necessary in all controversies and disputations to imitate the wisdom of the mathematicians,...
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The lawyer, his character and rule of holy life, after the manner of George ...

Edward O'Brien (barrister-at-law.) - 1842 - 330 pages
...indiscriminate defence of right and wrong, though the mind may be convinced at the time, when he says that ' certain it is that words, as a Tartar's bow, do shoot back upon the understanding * The legal character of Sev. Sulpicius was admirable : " Neque ille magis juris consultus quam justiti.-E...
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