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" HE that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless... "
Harvard Magazine - Página 269
1862
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The Practical Works of Richard Baxter: with a Life of the Author ..., Volume 4

Richard Baxter - 1830
...care of posterity, hath been most in them that had no posterity. Lord Bacon, Essay 7. He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune : for they are impediments to great enterof the poor, they will less relish the food of the soul. Nay, if you abound not above others in...
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The Polar star, being a continuation of 'The Extractor', of ..., Volume 5

1830
...essays« are " impediments to great enterprises ;" and adds, " Certainly, the best works, and of the greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men." Lee, with reference to this subject, chapter xviii. of Mr. D'lsraeli's work on " Literary Character"),...
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The Practical Works of Richard Baxter: with a Life of the Author ..., Volume 4

Richard Baxter - 1830
...And you should not enter upon the state without the necessary preparations. 3. See that you prises, The best works and of greatest merit, for the public, have proceeded from unmarried and childless men. Id. ibid. Essay 8. be well provided with marriage prudence and understanding,...
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The works of Thomas Moore, Volume 15

Thomas Moore - 1832
...children, he tells us in one of his Essays, are • impediments to great enterprises;- and adds, • Certainly, the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from 'he unmarried or childless men.» See, with reference to this subject, hunter xviii of Mr D'lsraeli's...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - 1833 - 216 páginas
...commonly fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. HE that hath wife and children hath given hostages to...affection and means, have married, and endowed the public. Yet it were great reason tliat those that have children should have greatest care of future times,...
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral ...

Mary Wollstonecraft - 1833 - 214 páginas
...out of their families, speaking of the majority. "He that hath wife and children," says Lord Bacon, " hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments...have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men." I say the same of women. But, the welfare of society is not built on extraordinary exertions ; and...
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Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life, Volume 3

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, Thomas Moore - 1833
...children, Bacon tells us in one of his Essays, are " impediments to great enterprises ; " and adds, " Certainly, the best works, and of greatest merit for...have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men." See, with reference to this subject, chapter xviii. of Mr. D'Israeli's work on " The Literary Character."...
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An Account of the Transactions of His Majesty's Mission to the ..., Volume 2

Sir Harford Jones - 1834
...entendu, that when he received his submission, he did not hold out to him false hopes * " He that hath a wife and children, hath given hostages to " Fortune, for they are impediments to great enterprises of virtue " or mischief." — BACON. of life. This is a species of glory of all others to a Turk the...
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The Young Man's Guide

William Andrus Alcott - 1834 - 303 páginas
...another inconvenience, viz. ; that the chance best friends, best masters, and best servants,' and that ' The best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from unmarried or childless men.' He also introduces Jeremy Taylor, as saying that '"Celibacy, like a fly...
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The Court Magazine and Belle Assemblée, Volume 9

1836
...of marriage. ' Certainly,' says Lord Bacon, ' the best works, and of greatest merit for the publie, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men, which, both in affection and means, have married the public. * * * Unmarried men are best friends, best masters, best servants. * * * He was reputed...
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