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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 pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik]. Continuation

George Lillie Craik - 1865
...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...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 Boy Makes the Man: a Book of Anecdotes and Examples for the Use of Youth

William Henry Davenport Adams - Ability - 1867 - 208 pages
...have perused with pleasure the narrative of his early years. His master, Dr. Thackeray, said of him, that he was a boy of so active a mind, that if he...he would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and fortune. Before he was twenty years old, he had not only attained a thorough knowledge of Greek and...
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Law and Lawyers: Curious Facts and Characteristic Sketches

David Laing Purves - Law - 1868 - 154 pages
...the Temple in 1770. Dr. Thackeray, his master at 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." PUNCTILIOUS ECONOMY. 95 Ersldne first went to sea, then changed to the army ; and when with his regiment...
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GOLDEN SHEAVES

H.A. CLEVELAND - 1869
...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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The Bench and Bar of New-York: Containing Biographical Sketches of ..., Volume 1

Lucien Brock Proctor - Judges - 1870 - 779 pages
...tardy; but he soon began to gain rapidly in his studies. It was said of Sir William Jones in his youth that he was a boy of so active a mind, that if he...naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain, he would find his way to fame. This remark might well have applied to young Hoffman. He soon became one of the...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Instructive & Entertaining Tracts, Volumes 17-18

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Anthologies - 1871
...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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Chambers's miscellany of instructive & entertaining tracts, Volume 18

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1871
...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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The new cyclopędia of illustrative anecdote [by E.S.P.].

E S. P - 1872
...one of his masters, used to say that he was a boy of so active a mind, that if he were left destitute and friendless on 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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Biography, exemplary and instructive

William Chambers - Biography - 1873 - 304 pages
...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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Men Whom India Has Known: Biographies of Eminent Indian Characters

J. J. Higginbotham - British - 1874 - 498 pages
...head-master at the time, Dr. Thackeray, had a high opinion of him, and «sed to say that "if Jones were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain,...nevertheless find the road to fame and riches." Dr. Sumner succeeded Thackeray, and had an equally high opinion of Jones ; he declared "that Jones knew...
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