Henry received a good education, of which in later life he was proud; he is credited with the saying that an unlettered king is only a crowned ass.
They were not entirely unlettered; for the use of runes dates back considerably earlier than the Viking Age.
With the exception of the peshwas, its chiefs were little more than freebooting warriors, for the most part rude, violent and' unlettered.
sp, Abdominal ganglion which represents also the supra-intestinal ganglion of Streptoneura and gives off the nerve to the osphradium (olfactory organ) o, and another to an unlettered socalled " genital " ganglion.
It is, however, by no means easy to determine their original tenets, as in the 13th and 14th centuries they were a body of obscure and unlettered peasants, hiding themselves in a corner, while in the 16th century they were absorbed into the general movement of the Reformation.
The Moors are an intellectual people, courteous in manner and not altogether unlettered; but they are cruel, revengeful and bloodthirsty.
The monks are, for the most part, ignorant and unlettered, though in the dark days of Mahommedan persecution it was in the monasteries that Greek learning and the Greek nationality were largely preserved.
This interpretation is based on a gross misunderstanding of what the term unlettered actually means.
unlettered man, belonging, it is probable, to the lower ranks of life.
unlettered folk who know the Scripture not except from hearsay.
Said one of his editors: Bob is rude, crude, unlettered, and totally unprincipled in the ordinary sense.
Thus in La Petite Fadette, by the happy device of making the hemp dresser the narrator, she speaks (to quote Sainte-Beuve) as though she had on her right the unlettered rustic and on her left a member of the Academie, and made herself the interpreter between the two.
A letter addressed to Oecolompadius 1 gives an account of their practices and beliefs at that time, and shows us a simple and unlettered community, which was the survival of an attempt to form an esoteric religious society within the medieval church.
He seems to have been a plain unlettered man, belonging, it is probable, to the lower ranks of life.
Among them are unlettered folk who know the Scripture not except from hearsay.
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