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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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Subjects of examination in the English language for the entrance examination ...

Calcutta univ - 1859
...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 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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Men who have made themselves [by J. McGilchrist].

John McGilchrist - 1860
...exceeded by that of his heart." Dr. Thackeray, the head master of Harrow, used to say, that Jones " was a boy of so active a mind that, if he were left...would nevertheless find the road to fame and riches." When Jones was fifteen years old, Dr. Sunnier succeeded Dr. Thackeray ; and, under his supervision,...
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The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General ..., Volume 10

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1860
...himself to French and Italian during his vacations. The head master affirmed that he was " a boy of BO active a mind, that, if he were left naked and friendless...would nevertheless find the road to fame and riches." In 1764 he was entered at University college, Oxford, his mother accompanying him thither, and prosecuted...
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The art of doing our best

Halwin Caldwell - Conduct of life - 1860 - 284 pages
...This was the lad of whom Dr. Thackeray declared " that he was a boy of so active a mind, that were he left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain, he would nevertheless find the road to riches and fame." The start once made, Jones aspired to keep the lead, and was removed to the upper...
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Head and Hand, Or, Thought and Action in Relation to Success and Happiness

Robert William Fraser - Children's sermons - 1861 - 272 pages
...highest opinion of Jones, and declared of him in private, that such were his energy and activity of mind, that if he were left naked and friendless on...Salisbury Plain, he would, nevertheless, find the road to riches and fame. The opinion thus expressed by Dr Thackeray is one to which our youthful readers cannot...
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Anecdotes for the Family, Or, Lessons of Truth and Duty for Every-day Life ...

Conduct of life - 1862 - 443 pages
...exertions exceeded in amount his prescribed tasks; so that Dr. Thackeray, one of his masters, used to say, 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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Training school reader. [Ed.] by W.J. Unwin

William Jordan Unwin - 1862
...exceeded ii. amount his prescribed tasks ; and Dr. Thackeray, one cf 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 used frequently to devote whole nights to study, when he would generally take tea or...
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Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, Volume 1

Christian Nestell Bovee - 1862
..."implies the means." It was also said of Sir William Jones, by his preceptor, that " so active was his mind, that if he were left, naked and friendless,...would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and riches." Wasted Activity — It is a peculiarity of inferior capacities, in what they say and do, to waste their...
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The English Nation; Or, A History of England in the Lives of ..., Volume 4

George Godfrey Cunningham - Great Britain - 1863
...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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Annals of industry and genius

Cecilia Lucy Brightwell - 1863
...appellation of the Great Scholar ; and the then principal, Dr. Thackeray, gave it as his opinion 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." So great was his ardour during the latter part of his residence at this seminary, that he...
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