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" I wish they had as long ears. Princes in their infancy, childhood, and youth, are said to discover prodigious parts and wit, to speak things that surprise and astonish; strange, so many hopeful princes^.and so many shameful kings! "
The London Magazine - Page 213
by John Scott, John Taylor - 1827
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most eminent ...

Elegant extracts - 1812
...any man a lawyer. Kings are commonly said to have long hands ; I wish they bad as long ears. Prmces, in their infancy, childhood, and youth, are said to...surprise and astonish : strange, so many hopeful princes, so many shameful kings ! If they happen to die young, they would have been prodigies of wisdom and...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift...

Jonathan Swift, Thomas Sheridan - 1812
...any man a lawyer. Kings are commonly said to have long hands; I wish they had as long ears. Princes in their infancy, childhood, and youth, are said to...that surprise and astonish; strange, so many hopeful princes^.and so many shameful kings! If they happen to die young, they would have been prodigies of...
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The works of Jonathan Swift, containing additional letters, tracts, and ...

Jonathan Swift - 1814
...any man a lawyer. Kings are commonly said to have long hands ; I wish they had as long ears. Princes in their infancy, childhood, and youth, are said to...strange, so many hopeful princes, and so many shameful Jungs ! If they happen to die young, they would .have been prodigies of wisdom and virtue : if .they...
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An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of ..., Volume 1

William Harris - 1814
...looks more like a/ panegyric than a history: And we find it ob^erved by a fine writer, " that princes in their infancy, childhood and youth, are said to...discover prodigious' parts and wit, to speak things that surprize and asttH nish: strange, adds he, so many hopeful princes, and so many shameful kings ! if...
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The Select Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing the Whole of His ..., Volume 1

Jonathan Swift - 1823
...any man a lawyer. Kings are commonly said to have long hands, 1 wish they had as long ears. Princes in their infancy, childhood, and youth, are said to...discover prodigious parts and wit, to speak things that surprize and astonish : strange, so many hopeful princes, and so many shameful kings ! If they happen...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

English wit and humor - 1825 - 767 pages
...the same time. Kings arc commonly said to have long hands ; I wish they had as long ears. Princes, in their infancy, childhood, and youth, are said to...speak things that surprise and astonish ; strange, so mativ hopeful princes, so many shameful kings ! If they .happen to die young, they would have ticen...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - Authors, American - 1830
...live mother time. Princes in their infancy, childhood, and youth, are «aid to diccover prodición* light •erse with the learned on topics of history and science ; and the amusement of u re so many shameful kings ! If they happen to die young, they would have been ni4xligi''9 of wisdom and...
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The works of Dean Swift: comprising A tale of a tub, The battle of ..., Volume 2

Jonathan Swift - Humor - 1857 - 420 pages
...any man a lawyer. Kings are commonly said to have long hands ; I wish they had as long ears. Princes in their infancy, childhood, and youth are said to...speak things that surprise and astonish : strange, that so many hopeful princes, and so many shameful kings ! If they happen to die young, they would...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

English prose literature - 1872 - 534 pages
...ideas. If a man maketh me keep my distance, the comfort is, he keepeth his at the same time. Princes in their infancy, childhood, and youth, are said to...surprise and astonish : strange, so many hopeful princes, so many shameful kings ! If they happen to die young, they would have been prodigies of wisdom and...
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English spellings and spelling rules. [With] The dictionary of ..., Part 3

James Stormonth - 1877
...is usually pretended, the last is almost impossible, the general practice is for the second. Princes in their infancy, childhood, and youth are said to discover prodigious parts and wits, to speak things that surprise and astonish. To divert at any time a troublesome fancy, run to...
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