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" Thackeray, one of his masters, was wont to say of him, that he was a boy of so active a mind, that if he were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain, he would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and riches. "
Memoirs of the Life, Writings and Correspondence, of Sir William Jones - Page 21
by John Shore Baron Teignmouth - 1806 - 531 pages
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser

1804
...which lie had adopted, that praise only tended to make them vain or idle. But the opinion which he give of Jones in private was, that he was a boy of so active...would nevertheless find the road to fame and riches. ' Of his juvenile compositions in prose and verse, the early fruits of rare talents and unbounded industry,...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 18

1804
...praise. Applause, he said, made boys vain or idle ; but.his private opinion of Jones's energy Was, that if he were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain, he would find the road to fame and riches. When SUMMER succeeded, the plan of the lectures and exercises of...
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Essays on Professional Education

Richard Lovell Edgeworth - Education - 1809 - 496 pages
...declared it to be his opinion, that " Jones was a boy " of so active a mind, that if he were to be left naked and ** friendless on Salisbury Plain, he would nevertheless find " the road to fortune and to fame." The good sense and candour of this judicious preceptor in pointing out the general...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1810
...the character of this good man, and respectable tutor, that he never applauded the best composition of his scholars, from a notion which he had adopted,...naked and friendless on Salisbury plain, he would, never, theless, find the road to fame and riches. Dr. Thackeray was succeeded by Dr. Sumner ; and for...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1815
...however niggardly in general of his praises before the objects of his esteem, confessed in private that " he was a boy of so active a mind, that if he...would nevertheless find the road to fame and riches." When Dr. Sumner succeeded Dr. Thackeray in 1761, he more publicly distinguished Mr. Jones, as one whose...
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Juvenile biography; some account of the childhood of persons who were ...

Juvenile biography - 1824
...so rapid, that his master was heard to declare that he was more perfect in Greek than himself, and that he was a boy of so active a mind, that if he...would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and riches. Henry. I suppose his school-fellows were very fond of him, as he so frequently assisted them in writing...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Education - 1830
...exceeded in amount his prescribed tasks; and Dr. Thackeray, one of his masters, was wont to say of him, that he was a boy of so active a mind, that if he...would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and riches. At this time he was frequently in the habit of devoting whole nights to study, when he would generally...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties, Volume 15

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1830
...exceeded in amount his prescribed tasks; and Dr. Thackeray, one of his masters, was wont to say of him, that he was a boy of so active a mind, that if he...would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and riches. At this time he was frequently in the habit of devoting whole nights to stndy, When he would generally...
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The Cambrian Quarterly Magazine and Celtic Repertory, Volume 2

Wales - 1830
...Jones, p. 25. t Dr. Thackeray's opinion of young Jones deserves to be mentioned ; he declared him to be a boy of so active a mind that, if he were left naked...would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and riches. was an unfinished piece called "Limon,"* in. imitation of Cicero, "a writer- he was so fond of," says...
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Eminent British Lawyers

Henry Roscoe - Great Britain - 1830 - 428 pages
...of his pupil was expressed in terms equally strong. " So active," he said, " was the mind of Jones, that if he were left, naked and friendless, on Salisbury...would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and riches." The zeal and industry of young Jones were such during the latter part of his residence at Harrow, that...
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