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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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Facts and Arguments on the Transmission of Intellectual and Moral Qualities ...

Heredity - 1844 - 191 pages
...perfectly innate were those talents, that, at the age of fifteen, his teacher, Dr. Thackeray said, that " he was a boy of so active a mind, that if he...would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and riches." The following warm-hearted tribute of affection and respect, from the pen of the bishop of Cologne,...
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The Youth's Book of Nature, Or The Four Seasons Illustrated: Being Familiar ...

Bourne Hall Draper - 1844
...William Jones, when he was a youth, like yourself. " Jones," said Dr. Thackeray, one of his tutors, " is a boy of so active a mind, that if he were left naked...he would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and fortune." And so he did, Papa ; but every one cannot expect to be like Sir W. Jones, or so successful...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik].

George Lillie Craik - 1845
...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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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art - 1847
...prescribed task. Such was his activity at school, that one of his masters was wont to say of him, " that if he were left naked and friendless on Salisbury...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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My old pupils, by the author of 'My schoolboy days'.

My old pupils - 1849 - 80 pages
...exceeded in amount his prescribed tasks ; and Dr. Thackeray, one of his masters, used 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 used frequently to devote whole nights to study ; taking tea or coffee to keep him...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - English poetry - 1850 - 760 pages
...became affected; and Dr. Thackeray, the master of Harrow, said, " so active was the mind of Jones, that if he were left, naked and friendless, on Salisbury...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 Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1852
...became affected ; and Dr. Thackeray, the master of Harrow, said, " so active was the mind of Jones, d, Harmoniously, As arts or arms they understand,...They Scotia's race among them share ; Some fire the In 1764, he was entered at University College, Oxford, in opposition to the wishes of his friends,...
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The Boyhood of Great Men: Intended as an Example to Youth ...

John George Edgar - Biography - 1851 - 385 pages
...Dr. Thackeray, at that time master at Harrow, declared the mind of Jones to be so active, that if ho were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain,...would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and riches. On leaving school, his relations wished him to be placed forthwith, to be initiated into the mysteries...
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Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Its Pleasures and Rewards ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1858
...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 2

George L. Craik, George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1858
...in amount with 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...he would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and liches. At this time he was frequently in the habit of devoting whole nights to study, when he would...
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