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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 Friend of Wilberforce; Sir William Jones; Reginald Heber; Sir Arthur ...

Henry Morris - Biography - 1908
...for some time during his career at Harrow, and who was very chary in praising his pupils, said of him that, if he were left naked and friendless on Salisbury Plain, he would still find the road to affluence and fame. Dr. Sumner, who succeeded Dr. Thackeray on his retirement,...
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Annual Register, Volume 46

Edmund Burke - History - 1805
...attained his fifteenth year. It was a singular trait in the character of this good man and respectable tutor, that he never applauded the best compositions...naked and friendless on Salisbury plain, he would, never, theless, find the road to fame and riches. Dr. Thackeray was succeeded by Dr. Sumner ; and for...
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Law and Lawyers: Curious Facts and Characteristic Sketches

David Laing Purves - Humor - 2005 - 154 pages
...of 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." day he was surprised by a gentleman of Lincoln's Inn, who took the liberty of entering his room without...
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Sir William Jones, 1746-94: A Commemoration

William Jones - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 169 pages
...headmaster, Thomas Thackeray (great-grandfather of the novelist WMThackeray) remarked of William Jones that 'he was a boy of so active a mind, that if he...would nevertheless find the road to fame and riches'. Thackeray's successor, Robert Sumner, another distinguished scholar-headmaster, also stimulated and...
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The Works of the British Poets: Selected and Chronologically ..., Volume 3

John Aikin, John Frosts - English poetry - 1866
...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 Plain, he would, nevertheless, find the road lo fame and riches." In 1764, he was entered at University College, Oxford, in opposition to the wishes...
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