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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 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 have 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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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...became affected ; and Dr. Thackeray, the master of Harrow, said, " so active was the mind of Jones, = 0 RA, @ | M > ԑ [ G| K & M... $ "kٽ_ 7 ?x p Ջ 듛 [ \ _ In 1764, he was entered at University College, Oxford, in opposition to the wishes of his friends,...
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Distinguished Men of Modern Times ...: Gibbon to Wilberforce

Biography - 1838
...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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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...Thackeray, the master of Harrow, said, " яо active was the mind of Jones, that if he were left, nuked 's lame and riches." In 1764, ho was entered at university College, Oxford, in opposition to the wishes...
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1839
...head-master of the school, formed of the talents of his pupil, that he used to say that ' if Jones were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain,...riches.' Dr. Thackeray was succeeded by Dr. Sumner, who had an equally high opinion of the abilities of Jones ; he has been known to declare ' that Jones...
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The penny cyclopędia [ed. by G. Long]., Volume 13

Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge - 1839
...head-master of the school, formed of the talents of his pupil, that he used to say that ' if Jones were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain,...riches.' Dr. Thackeray was succeeded by Dr. Sumner, who had an equally high opinion uf the abilities of Jones ; he has been known to declare ' that Jones...
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volumes 13-14

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1839
...head-master of the school, formed of the talents of his pupil, that he used to say that ' if Jones were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain,...riches.' Dr. Thackeray was succeeded by Dr. Sumner, who hadan equally high opinion of the abilities of Jones ; he has been known to declare ' that Jones...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 13

1839
...head-master of the school, formed of the talents of his pupil, that he used to say that ' if Jones were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain,...riches." Dr. Thackeray was succeeded by Dr. Sumner, who had an equally high opinion of the abilities of Jones ; he has been known to declare ' that Jones...
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Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Its Pleasures and Rewards ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1840 - 562 pages
...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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Little princes, anecdotes of illustrious children of all ages and countries

Eliza Slater - Conduct of life - 1843 - 196 pages
...exceeding his prescribed task. Such was his activity at school, that one of his masters said of him, " If he were left naked and friendless on Salisbury...would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and riches." MAD. DE STAEL. AD. De Stael, when quite a child, was the constant companion of her father, M. Necker,...
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