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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 Dover, Folkestone, & Deal guide & appendix, with almanack

Dover, Folkestone, and Deal guide - 1875 - 1875 pages
...previous master having said 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." Even then, merely to divert his leisure, he commenced the stndy of the law, and it is related that...
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The threshold of life, illustrations and lessons for the encouragement and ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1876
...encouragement. His master, Dr. Thackeray, was wont to say of him, that so active and energetic was his mind, that if he were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain, he A DIVISION OF TIME. 33 would, nevertheless, find out a road to fame and fortune. Before he was twenty...
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Cruise of the 'Red rose', 1880 [by S. Lloyd].

Samuel Lloyd (of Sparkbrook, Birmingham.) - 1880
...flourish for evermore." This bright little Manuelito may remind us of another lad whose schoolmaster said that he was " a boy of so active a mind that if he...he would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and fortune," a prediction verified, for the boy in question, Sir William Jones, became noted afterwards...
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The biblical museum. Old Testament, Volume 7

James Comper Gray - 1880
...and bells teach infants on the breast to be delighted with sound and glitter."— H. Brooke. cR.TS a boy of so active a mind, that if he were left naked...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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Great Scholars: Buchanan, Bentley, Porson, Parr and Others

Henry James Nicoll - Scholars - 1880 - 251 pages
...his master with the title of the Great Scholar, and drew from Dr Thackeray an 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." In 1764 he entered at University College, Oxford, to which he carried with him not only a...
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Learned in the Law: Or, Examples and Encouragements from the Lives of ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - Great Britain - 1882 - 392 pages
...estimate of the talents and character of the young student. " So active was the mind of Jones," he said, "that if he were left, naked and friendless, on Salisbury...would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and riches." In 1764, he was entered of University College, Oxford. That was not a time when the University did...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 48

1883
...of mind, and then there can be said of him what was said of Sir William Jones by his master : — " If he were left naked and friendless on Salisbury...would nevertheless find the road to fame and riches." To Sir James Mackintosh it chanced, in his childhood, as he tells us, that he was boarded in the same...
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The Achievements of Youth

Robert Steel - Biography - 1890 - 333 pages
...contemporaries in almost everything, and exhibited such intellectual force that the headmaster said, " If Jones were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain,...would, nevertheless, find the road to fame and riches." Another headmaster declared that Jones knew more Greek and was a greater proficient in that language...
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Memorable Unitarians: Being a Series of Brief Biographical Sketches

Robert Spears - Unitarian churches - 1906 - 440 pages
...you will know." 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." While at Oxford he became desirous of studying the Oriental languages, and he supported a native of...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 39; Volume 102

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1884
...mind, 'and then GENIUS. there can be said of him what was said of Sir William Jones by his master : " If he were left naked and friendless on Salisbury...would nevertheless find. the road to fame and riches." To Sir James Mackintosh it chanced, in his childhood, as he tells us, that he was boarded in the same...
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