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" Noble madam, Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water. "
The Etonian - Página 219
1821
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Lives of Eminent English Judges of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

William Newland Welsby - 1846 - 562 páginas
...scarce ever unanimously agreed in any other particular." The maxim is assuredly no longer true, that " Men's evil manners live in brass ; their virtues We write in water :" — the office of modern biography is more frequently to engrave the tablets of its heroes with...
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Historical tales of illustrious British children

Agnes Strickland - 1847
...now is, nothing. Of his own body he was ill, and gave The clergy ill example. GRIFFITH. Noble madam, Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water. May it please your highness To hear me speak his good now ? CATHERINE. Yes. good Griffith 1 were malicious...
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Shakespeare Proverbs: Or, The Wise Saws of Our Wisest Poet Collected Into a ...

William Shakespeare, Mary Cowden Clarke - 1848 - 145 páginas
...attorneyship. Many strokes, though with a little axe, Hew down and fell the hardest- timbered oak. Men's evil manners live in brass ; their virtues We write in water. Men, that make Envy and crooked malice nourishment, Dare bite the best. Men prize the thing ungain'd...
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A Choice of Emblemes

Geffrey Whitney - 1971 - 440 páginas
...of the authors between whom so many similarities and identities ean be established. I "Noble Madam, Men's evil manners live in brass ; their virtues We write in water. May it please your highness To hear me speak his good now." Lavinia's deep wrongs were being written...
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The music, or melody of rhythmus of language: (1818).

James Chapman - 1972 - 250 páginas
...for it, Though I alone do feel the injury. Shakctpeare. GRIFFITH'S DESCRIPTION OF CARDINAL WOLSEY. MEN'S evil manners live in brass ; their virtues We write in water. May it please your highness To hear me speak his good word ? This Cardinal, Though from an humble stock,...
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The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volumen2

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alfred Riggs Ferguson, Joseph Slater, Jean Ferguson Carr - 1971 - 424 páginas
...he said unto me, Write." 1o2.28 IMAGES WRITTEN IN WATER Cf. Shakespeare, Henry VIII, IV, ii, 45-46: "Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues / We write in water." Cf. also Keats's epitaph. 1o2.29 PLUTARCH SAID, "ENAMELLED IN FIRE" Cf. Moralia, "The Dialogue on Love,"...
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Dizionario comparato di proverbi e modi proverbiali italiani, latini ...

Augusto Arthaber - 1972 - 892 páginas
...Wobltat. (M. LUTHER). in. - An injury graves itself in métal, but a benefit writes itself in water. Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We Write in water. (SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VIII. - A. II. 2). 171. - O bere o affogare. (vat.) O basa sto Cristo, o salta...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 páginas
...vivid and separate thing, like pain or a particular smell. GK Chesterton (1874-1936) British author Men's evil manners live in brass, their virtues We write in water. Griffith, King Henry Vili William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist, poet Virtue shuns ease...
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Dictionary of European Proverbs, Volumen1

Emanuel Strauss - 1994 - 625 páginas
...water b) injuries don't use to be written on ice c) injuries we write in marble, kindnesses in dust d) men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water e) the hurt man writes with steel on a marble German: a) Böses schreibt man in Stein, Gutes in Sand...
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A Literary Companion to Rome: Including Ten Walking Tours

John Varriano - 1995 - 278 páginas
...composed by his friend Charles Brown, while the final couplet, derived from Shakespeare's Henry VIII ('Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water'), was requested by Keats himself.12 Brown came to regret his invective against the poet's English critics,...
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