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" There never was a man of learning and taste, who would not deny the fact. Those persons are most delighted with the ancient writers, who understand them best; and none affect to despise them, but they who are ignorant of their value. "
The Haileybury observer - Page 71
de East India college - 1850
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An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, L.L.D...

Sir William Forbes - 1806 - 578 pages
...has justly observed, he, who is possessed of, would not relinquish on any consideration ; and that those persons are most delighted with the ancient writers, who understand them best. Such were the Essays, which Dr Beattie added to that edition of the " Essay on Truth," published in...
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An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie: Including ..., Volume 1

Sir William Forbes, James Beattie - 1807 - 572 pages
...has justly observed, he, who is possessed of, would not relinquish on any consideration ; and that those persons are most delighted with the ancient writers, who understand them best. Such were the Essays, which Dr Beattie added to that edition of the "Essay on Truth," published in...
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Essays: on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to ..., Volume 6

James Beattie - 1809 - 406 pages
...possible to imagine. JI. I need not spend much time in refuting 2 F2 the second objection, " That these languages, " when acquired, are not worth the labour."...value. Whether the pleasure and profit arising from the Tuiowledge of the classick tongues is sufficient to repay the toil of acquiring them, is a point which...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 8

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1810 - 446 pages
...(Continued from page 309.) II. J NEED not spend much time in refuting the second objection, " That these languages, when acquired, are not worth the labour."...pleasure and profit arising from the knowledge of the classick tongues is sufficient to repay the toil of acquiring them, is a point which those only who...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volumes 8 à 9

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1810 - 874 pages
...second objection, " That these languages, when acquired, are not worth the labour." There never was u man of learning and taste, who would not deny the...ancient writers, who understand them best ; and none aflect to despise them.,' but they who arc ignorant of their value. — Whether the pleasure and profit...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 19

Abraham John Valpy - 1822 - 580 pages
...which, in the present state of human society, it is possible to imagine." " Those persons, (he adds,) are most delighted with the ancient writers, who understand them best ; and none atlect to despise them, but they who are ignorant of their value."' These sentiments, as well as those...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 19

1822 - 576 pages
...which, in the present state of human society, it is possible to imagine." " Those persons, (he adds,) are most delighted with the ancient writers, who understand...them, but they who are ignorant of their value."' " , These sentiments, as well as those of authors before cited, are similar to such as I have already...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 19

Abraham John Valpy - 1822 - 572 pages
...which, in the present state of human society, it is possible to imagine." " Those persons, (he adds,) are most delighted with the ancient writers, who understand...to despise them, but they who are ignorant of their value."1 These sentiments, as well as those of authors before cited, are similar to such as I have...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal

1817 - 568 pages
..." There never was a man of learning and taste," says Dr. Beattic, " who would not deny the fact.1' Those persons are most delighted with the ancient...best; and none affect to despise them but they who arc ignorant of their value. Whether the pleasure and profit arising from the knowledge of the classic...
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