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" If you pour a glut of water upon a bottle, it receives little of it; but with a funnel, and by degrees, you shall fill many of them, and spill little of your own; to their capacity they will all receive, and be full. "
Spirit of the English Magazines - Page 62
1824
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Critical Essays of the Seventeenth Century ...: vol.II, 1650-1685; vol.III ...

Joel Elias Spingarn - 1908
...infirmity. If you powre a glut of water upon a Bottle, it receives little of it ; but with a Funnell, and by degrees, you shall fill many of them, and spill little of your owne; to their capacity they 10 will all receive and be full. And as it is fit to reade the best Authors...
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Discoveries, 1641: Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden, 1619

Ben Jonson - 1923 - 106 pages
...Therefore a Master should temper his owne powers, and descend to the others infirmity. If you powre a glut of water upon a Bottle, it receives little of it; but with a Funnell, and by degrees, you shall fill many of them, and spill little of your owne; to their capacity...
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Classics in Translation: Latin Literature. v.2

Paul Lachlan MacKendrick, Herbert Marshall Howe - 1952 - 436 pages
...swear? The father's darling! Give it two plums. 7. Ben Jonson, Discoveries (Nonesuch ed.), p. 979: "If you pour a glut of water upon a bottle, it receives...spill little of your own; to their capacity they will all receive and be full." 8. See the note in the introduction to selections from the Attic Orators....
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