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" Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body invented to cover the defects of the mind. "
Like Master Like Man: A Novel ... - Strona 19
autor: John Palmer - 1811
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Democritus in London: With the Mad Pranks and Comical Conceits of Motley and ...

George Daniel - 1852 - Liczba stron: 312
...my nonsense in the poriour, thou talkest thine in the pulpit!" 59 " Gravity " (says Rochefoucault) " is a mysterious carriage of the body invented to cover the defects of the mind." " Gravity " (quoth Yorick) " is an errant scoundrel, and of the most dangerous kind too, because a...
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The Family mirror

1856
...poet-philosopher, as the distance between the poles. But to set it down as a maxim, that " Uravity is a mysterious carriage of the body invented to cover the defects of the mind,1' we conceive to be a sophism. Where the mind is defective, and where gravity, in such instances,...
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Wise sayings of the great and good

Wise sayings - 1864 - Liczba stron: 339
...The swarm shall issue, and the hive shall burn. The Last Day, n. Line 89. — EDWARD YOUNG. GRAVITY. Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body, invented to cover the defects of the mind. GREATNESS. Greatness, thou gaudy torment of our souls, The wise man's fetter, and the range of fools...
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Maxims and moral reflections [ed.] with a memoir by the chevalier de Chatelain

François duc de La Rochefoucauld - 1868
...whim." — POPE. natured; those who commonly seem to be so are weak, and easily soared. GRAVITT. CLXXX. Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body, invented to cover the defects of the mind.* GRATITUDE. CLXXXI. Gratitude, like honesty among traders, helps to carry on business : in trade we...
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Harper's Magazine, Tom 54

1877
...give thee a definition of my own, but perhaps that of De la Rochefoucauld will suit thee. He says that gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body, invented to cover the defects of the mind." OUR old friend Dr. Irenteus Prime, whose bright pen has so often contributed to the delight of readers...
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Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign ...

1893 - Liczba stron: 658
...heavy. Sen. Gravissimum est Imperium consuetudinis — The empire of custom is most mighty. Pub. Syr. Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body, invented to cover the defects of the mind. La Roche. Gravity is a taught trick to gain credit of the world for more sense and knowledge than a...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - Liczba stron: 579
...no marshal. — Quarks. That nnfuthomed, boundless sea, the silent grave ! — Lonyfetlow. GRAVITY. Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body invented to cover the defects of the mind. — Rochefoucauld. Gravity is of the very essence of imposture ; it does not only mistake other things,...
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Brunetière's Essays in French Literature

Ferdinand Brunetière - 1898 - Liczba stron: 255
...excelled in this ; Rivarol and Chamfort a little later, towards the end of the eighteenth. How often " gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body invented to cover the defects of the mind " we might not know but for La Rochefoucauld ; and he himself recognised this only by being struck,...
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The Etchingham Letters

Sir Frederick Pollock, Ella Fuller Maitland - 1898 - Liczba stron: 343
...or a Board. His solemnity is appalling, and perfectly illustrates the Gallic definition of gravity : "Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body invented to cover the defects of the mind." And Laura enjoys and finds safety in the "mysterious carriage"; she approves of the seriousness with...
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The Etchingham Letters

Frederick Pollock, Ella Fuller Maitland - 1898 - Liczba stron: 343
...or a Board. His solemnity is appalling, and perfectly illustrates the Gallic definition of gravity : "Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body invented to cover the defects of the mind." And Laura enjoys and finds safety in the "mysterious carriage" ; she approves of the seriousness with...
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