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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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An Essay on a Lay Ministry: Particulary on that of Wesleyan Local Preachers ...

William Robinson (Baptist minister.) - Lay ministry - 1832 - 184 pages
...compilation, and which may be strongly recommended to local preachers. a boy of so active a mind, that if lie were left naked and friendless on Salisbury plain,...would nevertheless find the road to fame and riches. Sir William Jones adopted and perseveringly exemplified the two following; maxims : — first, never...
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The Monthly Repository, and Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Volume 2

1832
...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 Georgian Era: Voyagers and travellers. Philosophers and men of science ...

---- Clarke - Great Britain - 1834
...Thackeray, the master of Harrow, Ťaid, " so active was the mind of Jones, that if he were left, nuked and friendless, on Salisbury Plain, he would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and riches." In 1764, he was entered at University College, Oxford, in opposition to the wishes of his friends,...
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The Gallery of Portraits: with Memoirs ...

Biography - 1835
...became most rapid ; and the head master, Dr. Thackeray, a man not given to praise, spoke of him as " a boy of so active a mind, that if he were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain he would find the way to fame and riches." At the time of his quitting school, besides a much deeper acquaintance...
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Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, Volume 11

Edmund Lodge - Great Britain - 1835
...not fail of acquiring splendid distinction. Even his churlish tutor loved to characterize him as " a boy of so active a mind that, if he were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain, he would somehow find the road to fame and wealth." He left Harrow not only critically versed in the Greek and...
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The Gallery of Portraits: With Memoirs, Volume 5

Biography - 1835
...became most rapid ; and the head master, Dr. Thackeray, a man not given to praise, spoke of him as " a boy of so active a mind, that if he were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain he would find the way to fame and riches." At the time of his quitting school, besides a much deeper acquaintance...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 1

Englishmen - 1836
...Dr Thackeray, who soon discovered the worth of his young pupil, and used to say of him that "Jones was a boy of so active a mind, that if he were left...he would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and fortune." After Dr Thackeray's retirement from Harrow, young Jones continued his studies under the...
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Exemplary and Instructive Biography: For the Study of Youth

Exemplary and instructive biography - Biography - 1836 - 334 pages
...school, that one of his masters was wont to say of him, " that if he were left naked and friendless <"i Salisbury Plain, 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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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 6

Englishmen - 1837
...Dr Thackeray, who soon discovered the worth of his young pupil, and used to say of him that "Jones was a boy of so active a mind, that if he were left...he would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and fortune." After Dr Thackeray's retirement from Harrow, young Jones continued his studies under the...
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The Book of Gems: Pomfret to Bloomfield

Samuel Carter Hall - English poetry - 1837
...then, such was the rare promise of his childhood, that his master is said to hare described him as " a boy of so active a mind, that if he were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain, he would find the way to fame and riches." He found the way to both. In 1764 he was entered at University College,...
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