|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon (16091674)|
|QUOTATION:||He [Hampden] had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute any mischief. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||History of the Rebellion. Vol. iii. Book vii. Section 84.|
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]