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  • Capital fables, also, in the same ironical spirit, are ‘Prometheus Unbound,’ the tale of the vainglorying of a champagne-cork, and ‘Teleology,’ where a nettle justifies the ways of God to nettles while all goes well with it, and, upon a change of luck, promptly changes its divinity.

    Lay Morals

  • Now when this arrogant doctrine and vainglorying, if familiarly known amongst the Gentiles, could not but stir up a great deal of hatred, and consequently danger to the Jews, I should rather think the interpreters might make such additions as these, through the caution and cunning of avoiding the danger they apprehend, than that ever they were originally in the text of Moses.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • The man's manner imposed on Burke, though Mary felt the torment that his vainglorying was meant to mask.

    Within the Law

  • I say this without either truculence or vainglorying, rather with humility -- a mere Englishman, who submits his

    All on the Irish Shore Irish Sketches

  • 'Prometheus Unbound,' the tale of the vainglorying of a champagne - cork, and 'Teleology,' where a nettle justifies the ways of God to nettles while all goes well with it, and, upon a change of luck, promptly changes its divinity.

    Lay Morals

  • (the envying, strife, emulating, vainglorying, and so on) that leave in their wake fatigue and discord.

    Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures

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