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" Discretion has large and extended views, and, like a well-formed eye, commands a whole horizon : cunning is a kind of short-sightedness, that discovers the minutest objects which are near at hand, but is not able to discern things at a distance. Discretion... "
Subjects and selections for Latin and Greek composition, by W. Dobson - Side 11
redigert av - 1848
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking ...: To which are ...

Noah Webster - 1802 - 262 sider
...a greater authority to the pers.on who possesses it : cunning, when it is once detected, loses it* force, and makes a. man incapable of bringing a-bout even those events which Ire -might have done, had he passed only for a plain man. Discretion is the perfection of reason, and...
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Select British Classics, Volum 13

1803
...but it is not able to discern things at a distance. Discretion, the more it is discovered, gives the greater authority to the person who possesses it :...of bringing about even those events which he might hare done, had he passed only for a plain man. Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ...

Noah Webster - 1804 - 236 sider
...is discovered, gives a greater authority to the person who possesses it: cunning, when it is oix:e detected, loses its force, and makes a man incapable...about even those events which he might have done, hud he passed only lor a plain man. Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1810 - 231 sider
...nothing which may make them succeed. Discretion has large and extended views; and, like a well formed eye, commands a whole horizon : cunning is a kind...bringing about even those events which he might have dona, had he passed only for a plain man. Discretion is the perfection of reason ; and a guide tp us...
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A Theological Dictionary, Containing Definitions of All ..., Volumer 1-2

Charles Buck - 1815
...discern things at a distance. Discretion, the more it is discovered, gives a great authority to tie person who possesses it ; cunning, when it is once...detected, loses its force, and makes a man incapable ef bringing about even those events which he might have done, had he passed only for a plain man. Discretion...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1816 - 254 sider
...authority to the person who possesses it ; cunning, when it is once detected, loses its force, anil makes a man incapable of bringing about even those events which he might have done, hail he passed only fora plain man. Discretion is the perfection of reason ; and a guide to us in all...
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Young Gentleman and Lady's Explanatory Monitor: A Selection from the Best ...

Rufus W. Adams - 1818 - 260 sider
...Methods, n. modes, or manners. 5 Horrizon, t the line that terminates sight. 6 Authority,a legal power. to the person who possesses it: cunning, when it is...bringing about even those events which he might have dune, bad he passed only fur a plain ma«, Discretion is the perfection/ of reason ; and a guide to...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 264 sider
...them ; cunning has only private selfish aims ; and sticks at nothing which may make them succeed. Q. Discretion has large and extended views ; and like.../even those events which he might have done, had he pasesd only for a plain man. 10. Discretion is the perfection of reason ; and a guide to us in all...
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A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms, a ...

Charles Buck - 1821
...cunning is a kind of shortsightedness that discovers the minutest objects which are near at hand, but not able to discern things at a distance. Discretion,...about even those events which he might have done, had he_ passed only for a plain man. Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 253 sider
...things at a distance. Discretion, the more it is discovered, gives a greater authority to the person why possesses it ; cunning, when it is once detected,...about even those events which he might have done, h id he passed only for a plain man. Discretion is the perfection of reason ; and a guide to us in...
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