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" And he might have joined with this line, that which he has coupled with another, I think, less properly, "For want of modesty is want of sense." If you ask, Why less properly ? I must repeat the lines, "Immodest w.ords admit of no defence, For want of... "
Janice Meredith: A Story of the American Revolution - Stran 18
avtor: Paul Leicester Ford - 1899
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1818
...properly, " For want of modesty is want ot sense." If you ask why less properly, I must repeat the lines, " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of modesty is want of sense." Now, is not the want of sense (where a man is so unfortunate as to want it) some apology for his want...
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Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, Količina 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1834
...properly. For want of modesty is want of sense, If you ask, why less properly, I must repeat the lines, Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of modesty is want of sense. Now is not the want of sense (where a man is so unfortunate as to want it) some apology for his want...
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The works of Benjamin Franklin: with notes and a life of the ..., Količina 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1840
...properly, "For want of modesty is want of sense." If you ask, Why less properly ? I must repeat the lines, "Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of modesty is want of sense." Now, is not the want of sense, where a man is so unfortunate as to want it, some apology for his want...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Containing the Autobiography, with Notes and ...

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - 1848 - 612 strani
...properly, "For want of modesty is want of sense." If you ask, Why less properly ? I must repeat the lines, "Immodest w.ords admit of no defence, For want of modesty is want of sense." Now, is not the want of sense, where a man is so unfortunate as to want it, some apology for his want...
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Notes and Queries

1903
...inscription on one of the window-panes in the ancient vicarage of St. John's Lea, near Hexham :— Indecent words admit of no defence, For want of modesty is want of sense. He explains that this was one of several quotations written on the glass, and that in each case the...
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The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - 1853 - 488 strani
..."For want of modesty is want of sense." If you ask, Why less properly ? I must repeat the lines, I ' " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of modesty is want of sense." Now, is not the want of sense, where a man is so unfortunate as to want it, some apology for his want...
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The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography, with ...

Benjamin Franklin, Epes Sargent - 1866 - 256 strani
..." For want of modesty is want of sense." If you ask, Why less properly ? I must repeat the lines, " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of modesty is want of sense." Now, is not the want of sense, where a man is so unfortunate as to want it, some apology for his want...
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Memoir of the Great Original, Zozimus (Michael Moran), the Celebrated Dublin ...

Gulielmus (Dubliniensis Humoriensis.) - 1871 - 34 strani
...composition ; some of his imitators introduced loose words which, as his friend, we reject : — ' Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of modesty is want of sense.' THE FINDING OF MOSES. IN Egypt's kingdom, upon the banks of Nile, King Pharoah's daughter went to bathe...
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The Guardian, Količine 22–23

1871
...speaking, which makes the society of people, otherwise respectable, repulsive and often ridiculous. "Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of modesty is want of sanse." Or, as Franklin renders this couplet : " Immodest words admit but this defence, That want of...
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Masterpieces of English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1880 - 638 strani
...For want of modesty is want of sense." I f you ask, why less properly ? I must repeat the lines — " Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of modesty is want of sense." 260 Now, is not " want of sense " (where a man is so unfortunate as 251,252. Men . . . forgot. The...
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