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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon. (1609–1674)
 
 
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    He [Hampden] had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute any mischief. 1
          History of the Rebellion. Vol. iii. Book vii. Section 84.
 
Note 1.
In every deed of mischief he had a heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.—Edward Gibbon: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, chap. xlviii.

Heart to conceive the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute. —From Junius, letter xxxvii. Feb. 14, 1770. [back]
 

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