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" Wise Men say nothing in dangerous times. The Lion, you know, called the Sheep, to ask her if his Breath smelt: she said, Aye; he bit off her Head for a Fool. He called the Wolf, and asked him: he said, no; he tore him in pieces for a Flatterer. At last... "
Table Talk: Being the Discourses - Page 156
by John Selden - 1786 - 163 pages
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Table-talk: the discourses of J. Selden [ed. by R. Milward.].

John Selden - 1689 - 167 pages
...dangerous times. The Lion, you know, called the Sheep, to ask her if his Breath smelt : she said, Aye ; he bit off her Head for a Fool. He called the Wolf,...had got a Cold and could not smell. King James was pictured, &c. CLII Wit WIT and Wisdom differ ; Wit is upon the sudden turn, Wisdom is in bringing about...
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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812
...dangerous times. The lion, you know, called the sheep to ask her if his breath smelt ? she said Aye ; he bit off her head for a fool : he called the wolf,...him, truly he had got a cold, and could not smell. IBID. WIT and wisdom differ; wit is upon the sudden turn ; wisdom is in bringing about ends. IBID:...
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The Weekly Monitor, Entertaining and Instructive: Designed to be ..., Volume 1

1817 - 214 pages
...dangerous limes. — The lion called the sheep, to ask her if his breath was unpleasant : she said Ay ; and he bit off her head for a fool. He called the wolf,...At last he called the fox and asked : him " Truly," said the fox, " I have caught a coM, and cannot smell." A humpback of Toulouse met a man, who had but...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 pages
...she said, Aye; he bit off her head for a fool. He railed the wolf and asked him : he said, No; lie tore him in pieces for a flatterer. At last he called...had got a cold, and could not smell. King James was pictured, &c. WIT. 1. WIT and wisdom differ; wit is upon the sudden turn, wisdom is in bringing about...
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Seldeniana, or The table-talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818
...dangerous times. The lion, you know, called the sheep, to ask her if his breath smelled : she said, Aye ; he bit off her head for a fool. He called the wolf...he said, No; he tore him in pieces for a flatterer. A t last he called the fox and asked him: truly, he had got a cold, and could not smell. King James...
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Essays, Moral and Entertaining

Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - 1819 - 166 pages
...He called the wolf, and asked him : hetaid, No ; he tore him in pieces for a flatterer. At last !.c called the fox, and asked him : truly, he had got a cold, and could not smell ! King James 'vas pictured, &c. WIT. 1. Wit and wisdom differ : wit is upon the sudden turn ; wisdom is in bringing...
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The British Prose Writers: Sheldon's table talk. Sir W. Blackstone's ...

1821
...dangerous times. The lion, you know, called the sheep, to ask her if his breath smelted: she said, Aye; he bit off her head for a fool. He called the wolf,...had got a cold, and could not smell ! King James was pictured, &c. II 1. Wit and wisdom differ : wit is upon the sndden turn ; wisdom is in bringing about...
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Selden's table talk

John Selden - 1821
...dangerous times. The lion, you know, called the sheep, to ask her if his breath smelled : she said, Aye ; he bit off her head for a fool. He called the wolf,...him : truly, he had got a cold, and could not smell I King James was pictured, &c. n WIT. 1. Wit and wisdom differ : wit is npon the sadden turn ; wisdom...
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The Flowers of Wit, Volumes 1-2

Henry Kett - 1825
...called the sheep, to ask her if his breath was unpleasant : she said \ye : and he hit off her head fora fool. He called the wolf and asked him ; he said No...pieces for a flatterer. At last he called the fox, and ;'?ked him : ' Truly,' said the fox, ' I have caught a cold atid cannot smell.' THE IRISH AND ENGLISH...
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Olive Branch, Volume 1

1828
...times. The lion called the sheep to ask her if his breath was unpleasant; she said aye ; and he bit oil' her head for a fool. He called the wolf and asked him ; he said no ; he tore htm in pieces for a flatterer; at lust he called the fox, and asked him ; " Truly," said the fox, "...
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