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" a prescience almost miraculous, and likened him to the Hebrew statesman of whom it is written that his counsel was as if a man had inquired of the oracle of God. Lauderdale, loud and coarse, both in mirth and anger, was perhaps, under the "
The History of England from the Accession of James II - Sivu 112
tekijä(t) Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1864
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Satan's guile and Satan's wiles: or, The battle-field of two worlds

E. Lloyd Jones - 1882 - 68 sivua
...Ahithophel was his counsellor, his companion, a man whose wisdom was of the highest order, whose opinion was as if a man "had inquired of the oracle of God," to whom David must have confided his plans and secrets. Probably many a thought had been intrusted...

Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays and Poems, Nide 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1882
...presentiment of approaching events which gave so much authority to the counsel of Shaftesbury that " it was as if a man had inquired of the oracle of God." In this school Thucydides studied; and his wisdom is that which such a school would naturally afford....

Critical, Historical and Miscellaneous Essays and Poems

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1882
...had ever pretended to be. But on him they were lost. The counsel of Ahithophel, that counsel which was as if a man had inquired of the oracle of God, was turned into foolishness. He who had become a byword, for the certainty with which he foresaw and...

Prose masterpieces from modern essayists [ed. by G.H.P.

Prose masterpieces - 1884
...presentiment of approaching events which gave so much authority to the counsel of Shaftesbury, that " it was as if a man had inquired of the oracle of God." In this school Thucydides studied ; and his wisdom is that which such a school would naturally afford....

Representative Essays: Selected from the Series of "Prose Masterpieces from ...

George Haven Putnam - 1885 - 395 sivua
...presentiment of approaching events which gave so much authority to the counsel of Shaftesbury, that " it was as if a man had inquired of the oracle of God." In this school Thucydides studied ; and his wisdom is that which such a school would naturally afford....

Representative Essays

George Haven Putnam - 1885 - 395 sivua
...presentiment of approaching events which gave so much authority to the counsel of Shaftesbury, that " it was as if a man had inquired of the oracle of God." In this school Thucydides studied; and his wisdom is that which such a school would naturally afford....

The History of England, from the Accession of James the Second, Nide 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1886
...prosperity which, while everything else was constantly changing, remained unchangeable, attributed to him a prescience almost miraculous, and likened him to...was as if a man had inquired of the oracle of God. Unscrupulous as Buckingham, Ashley, and Lauderdale were, it was not thought safe to entrust to them...

Burke

John Morley - 1887 - 214 sivua
...cloud burst and the doom was fulfilled, men turned to Burke, as they went of old to Ahithophel, whose counsel was as if a man had inquired of the oracle of God. It is not to our purpose to discuss all the propositions advanced in the Reflections, much less to...

Old and New London: The western and northern suburbs

Walter Thornbury - 1892
...Lord Macaulay draws this portrait of him : ' Lauderdale, the tyrant deputy of Scotland at this period, loud and coarse both in mirth and anger, was, perhaps, under the outward show of boisterous frankness, the most dishonest man in the nor did he in that cause shrink...

English Men of Letters, Nide 5

John Morley - 1894
...cloud burst and the doom was fulfilled, men turned to Burke, as they went of old to Ahithophel, whose counsel was as if a man had inquired of the oracle of God. It is not to our purpose to discuss all the propositions advanced in the Reflections, much less to...




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