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" Whether youth can be imputed to any man as a reproach, I will not, sir, assume the province of determining; but surely age may become justly contemptible, if the opportunities which it brings have passed away without improvement, and vice appears to prevail... "
The Percy anecdotes, by Sholto and Reuben Percy. (Eloquence). - Page 62
by Joseph Clinton Robertson - 1822
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Enfield's Guide to Elocution: Improved and Classically Divided Into Six ...

John Sabine - Elocution - 1810 - 295 pages
...the province of determining; — but surely age may become justly contemptible, if the opportunities which it brings have • passed away -without improvement,...prevail, when the passions have subsided. The wretch who, after having seen the consequences of a thousand errors, continues still to blunder, and whose...
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Anecdotes of the life of ... William Pitt, earl of Chatham [by J ..., Volume 1

John Almon - 1810
...determining: But surely age may become justly contemptible, if the opportunities which .it brings have past away without improvement, and vice appears to prevail when the passions have subsided. The wretch who, after having seen the consequences of a thousand errors, continues still to blunder, and whose...
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Anecdotes of the Life of the Right Honourable William Pitt, Earl ..., Volume 1

John Almon - 1810
...determining: But surely age may become justly contemptible, if the opportunities which it brings have past away without improvement, and vice appears to prevail when the passions have subsided. The wretch who, after having seen the consequences of a thousand errors, continues still to blunder, and whose...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...determining ;—but surely age may become justly contemptible, if the opportunities which it brings have past away without improvement, and vice appears to prevail, when the passions have subsided. The wretch who, after having seen theconsequences of a thousand errors, continues still tcr blunder, and whose...
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Culloden Papers: Comprising an Extensive and Interesting Correspondence from ...

H. R. Duff - Scotland - 1815 - 479 pages
...imputed to any man as a reproach ; but the wretch who, after having seen the consequences of repeated errors, continues still to blunder, and whose age...has only added obstinacy to stupidity, is Surely the objedt of either abhorrence or contempt, and deserves not that his grey head should secure him from...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 6

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...passed without improvement, and vice appears to prevail when the passions are subsided. The wretch who, having seen the consequences of a thousand errors,...age has only added obstinacy to stupidity, is surely an object of contempt or abhorrence, and deserves not that his grey head should secure him from insult....
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The British Nepos; or, Youth's mirror: lives of illustrious Britons

William Fordyce Mavor - 1816
...as a reproach; but I will affirm that the wretch, who, after having seen the consequence of repeated errors, continues still to blunder, and whose age...added obstinacy to stupidity, is surely the object either of abhorrence or contempt, and deserves not that his gray hairs should secure him from insult....
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 408 pages
...; — but surely age may become justly contemptible, if the opportunities which it brings have past away without improvement, and vice appears to prevail, when the passions have subsided. The wretch who, after having seen the consequences of a thousand errors, continues still to blunder, and whose...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1819 - 436 pages
...away without improvement, and vice appear to prevail when the passions have subsided. The wretch, who, after having seen the consequences of a thousand errors, continues still to blunder, and in whom age has only added obstinacy to stupidity, is surely the object either of abhorrence or contempt,...
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The American Preceptor Improved:: Being a New Selection of Lessons for ...

Caleb Bingham - Readers - 1820 - 228 pages
...assume the province of determining; but surely age may become justly contemptible, if the opportunities which it brings have passed away without improvement,...appears to prevail, when the passions have subsided. 3. 1 he wretch, who after having seen the consequences of a thousand errors, continues still to blunder,...
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