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" Honour's a sacred tie, the law of kings, The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions, where she is not : It ought not to be sported with. "
The British Drama: Tragedies. 2 v - Page 350
1804
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Nugae Literariae: Prose and Verse

Richard Winter Hamilton - 1841 - 585 lehte
...outweighed by gold. " Honour 'sa sacred tic, the law of kings, The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens virtue where it meets her,...where she is not : It ought not to be sported with."* But quickly thus degenerated that lofty unbargaining ardour ! The combatants sought more substantial...
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Synonymisches Handwörterbuch der englischen Sprache für die Deutschen

H. M. Melford - 1841 - 448 lehte
...sacred tie, the law of kings, The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and stengthens Virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions...where she is not; It ought not to be sported with. (Addison's Cato.) What tribute from the goose is paid ! Does not her wing all science aid'i Does it...
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History of freemasonry, from ... 1829 to the present time

George Oliver - 1841
...who, nnbound by Honour's sacred tie, the law of kings ; The noble mind's distinguishing perfection ; That aids and strengthens virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions where she is not would crumble in the dust a fabric built for the shelter of infant destitution and aged decay; and...
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The Works of Cornelius Tacitus: With an Essay on His Life and Genius, Notes ...

Cornelius Tacitus - 1842 - 742 lehte
...Addison: Honour's sacred lie, the law of kings ; The noble mind's distinguishing perfection ; That aide and strengthens virtue, where it meets her, And imitates her actions where she is not. It is not to be sported with. From the roan who does sport with it, who despises fame, and has great talents,...
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 320 lehte
...law of kings, The noble mind's — distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens virtue, when it meets her, And imitates her actions, where she is not : It ought not to be sported with. Proverb*. 1. A good word for a bad one — it worth much, and costs little. 2. He, who know« not when...
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 320 lehte
...law of Icings, The noble mind's—distinguishing perftrti'on, That aids and strengthen! virtue, when it meets her. And imitates her actions, where she is not: It ought not lo be sported with. Proverbg. 1. A good word for a bad one—i» worth much, and costs little. 2. He....
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 384 lehte
...law of kings, Tha nobU mind's — distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens virtue, when it meets her, And imitates her actions, where she is not: It ought hoj lo 'je jptrted with Proverb*. 1. A good word for a bad one— is worth much, and costs little....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: Including A Journal of His Tour ..., 1. köide

James Boswell - 1846
...of honour: ' Honour's a sacred tie ; the law of kings ; The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens Virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions where she is not.' " When he took up his large oak stick, he said, "My lord, that's Homerick;" thus pleasantly alluding...
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The Metropolitan Magazine, 50. köide

1847
...CHAPTER IV. " Honour's a sacred tie, the law of kings, The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions where she is not : It is not to be sported with." — Addison's Calo. "WHEN George returned home, later than usual, fatigued...
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The Metropolitan, 50. köide

1847
...CHAPTER IV. " Honour's a sacred tie, the law of kings, The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions where she is not : It is not to be sported with." — Addison't Cato. WHEN George returned home, later than usual, fatigued...
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