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" He was so born, and so gifted, that poetry, forensic skill, elegant literature, and all the highest attainments of human genius were within his reach ; but he thought the noblest occupation of a man was to make other men happy and free ; and in that straight... "
The Works of Sydney Smith - Page 102
by Sydney Smith - 1844 - 333 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 34

1820
...his manlv courage, and all the splendour of his astonishing eloquence. He was so born, and so gifted, that poetry, forensic skill, elegant literature, and...attainments of human genius, were within his reach j but he thought the noblest occupation of a man was to make other men happy and free ; and in that...
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The Speeches of the Right Hon. Henry Grattan: To which is Added ..., Volume 1

Henry Grattan - Great Britain - 1822 - 468 pages
...astonishing eloquence. He was so born and so gifted, that poetry, forensic skill, elegant literature, all the highest attainments of human genius, were...straight line he went on for fifty 'years, without one side look, without one yielding thought, without one motive in his heart which he might not have laid...
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The private theatre of Kilkenny [a record of its dramatic productions].

Kilkenny city, theatre - 1825
...his manly courage, and all the splendour of his astonishing eloquence. He was so born, and so gifted, that poetry, forensic skill, elegant literature, and...his reach ; but he thought the noblest occupation of man was to make other men free and happy ; and in that straight line he went on for fifty years, without...
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A Popular Cyclopedia of History: Ancient and Modern, Forming a Copious ...

Francis Alexander Durivage - Chronology, Historical - 1835 - 708 pages
...courage, and all the splendor of his astonishing eloquence. He was so born, and so gifted, that all the attainments of human genius were within his reach ; but he thought the noblest occupation of man was to make other men happy and free ; and in that straight line he went on for fifty years, without...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 15

American periodicals - 1840
...his manly courage, and all the splendor of his astonishing eloquence. He was so born, and so gifted, that poetry, forensic skill, elegant literature, and...highest attainments of human genius, were within his rench ; but he thought the noblest occupation of man was to make other men happy and ftee ; and in...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New York Monthly Magazine, Volume 15

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, John Holmes Agnew, Kinahan Cornwallis, Washington Irving, Timothy Flint - Periodicals - 1840
...his manly courage, and all the splendor of his astonishing eloquence. He was so born, and so gifted, that poetry, forensic skill, elegant literature, and...his reach ; but he thought the noblest occupation of man was to make other men happy and fiée ; and in that straight line he went on, for fifty years,...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 15

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - American periodicals - 1840
...his manly courage, and all the splendor of his, astonishing eloquence. He was eo born, and so gifted, that poetry, forensic skill, elegant literature, and...the highest attainments of human genius, were within hie reach ; but he thought the noblest occupation of man was to make other men happy and free ; and...
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The Works of the Rev. Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith - 1846 - 333 pages
...his manly courage, and all the splendour of his astonishing eloquence. He was so born, and so gifted, that poetry, forensic skill, elegant literature, and...thought, without one motive in his heart which he migbt not have laid open to the view of God and man. He is gone .'—but there is not a single day...
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Memoirs and Correspondence of the Most Noble Richard Marquess ..., Volume 1

Robert Rouiere Pearce, Marquess Richard Wellesley Wellesley - Great Britain - 1846
...He was so born, and so gifted, that poetry, forensic skill, elegant literature, and nil the higheft attainments of human genius were within his reach ; but he thought the noblest oecupation of a man was to make other men happy and free ; and in that straight line he went on for...
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Essays

Sydney Smith - 1847
...his manly courage, and all the splendour of his astonishing eloquence. He was so born, and so gifted, that poetry, forensic skill, elegant literature, and...straight line he went on for fifty years without one side look, without one yielding thought, without one motive in his heart which he might not have laid...
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