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" Knowledge dwells In heads replete with thoughts of other men, Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, The mere materials with which wisdom builds, Till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place, Does but encumber... "
The Social History of Great Britain During the Reigns of the Stuarts ... - Página 263
de William Goodman - 1847
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A handbook of poetry. To which is added a new poetica anthology and a ...

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1868
...builds, Till smoothed, and squared, and fitted into place, Does but encumber what it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much, — Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. — COWPEB. A climbing height it is, without a head, Deep without bottom, way without an end ; A circle...
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The Garland of Poetry for the Young: A Selection in Four Parts, Volumes 1-2

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1868
...— Till smoothed, and squared, and fitted to its place, Does but encumber what it seems to enrich ! Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much, Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. Cowper. SJiSiAND. LI. GLENARA. O HEARD ye yon pibroch sound sad in the gale, "Where a band comcth slowly...
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The Sunday School Teacher, Volume 1

1868
...squared, and fitted to its place, Does but encumber whom it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud tbat he has learned so much ; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more." — Cowper. ME. EDITOR — SIB, — Having seen in your last number a letter from one who suggests...
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The Fifth Reader: For the Use of Public and Private Schools

George Stillman Hillard - 1863 - 364 páginas
...Till smoothed, and squared, and fitted to its place — Does but encumber whom it seems to enrich ! Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much, Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. L — DAVID'S LAMENT FOR ABSALOM. N. PAKKKR WILLIS. [Nathaniel Parker Willln was born in Portland,...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 458 páginas
...wiser grow without his books. ibid. * 'Twas Cowper who gave this now common name to the Mignonette, Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much ; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. Book vi. Winter Walh at Noon. Some to the fascination of a name Surrender judgment hoodwinked. ibid....
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Report of the Board of Education ...

1870
...of science, are invited to spend a little of their ample leisure in pondering a couplet of Cowper : "Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more." But in plain terms, the conceit of wisdom is in inverse ratio to one's attainments. The less he knows,...
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Lectures exegetical and practical on the Epistle of James, with a new tr ...

Robert Johnstone (of Edinburgh.) - 1871
...— Till smoothed, and squared, and fitted to its place, Does but encumber whom it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much ; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.' COWPER'S Task, vi. 88-97. It is evident that, if ' the chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy...
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The North American Journal of Homeopathy, Volume 19

1871
...builds, Till formed and squared and fitted in its place, Doth but encumber him it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much, Wisdom is humble that he knows no more." A surgeon may possess all the knowledge necessary for the performance of a most serious operation,...
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The best reading

1872
...who destroys a good book kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in фе eye. — S Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much ; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. Books are not seldom talismans and spells. — Cowper : Task, We. vi. line 96. Of the things which...
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The Best Reading: Hints on the Selection of Books; on the Formation of ...

G.P. Putnam & Sons - 1872 - 255 páginas
...destroys a good book kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in the eye. — Same, Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much ; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. Books are not seldom talismans and spells. — Cowper : Task, bk. vi. line 96. Of the things which...
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