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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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Theory of Morals: An Inquiry Concerning the Law of Moral Distinctions and ...

Richard Hildreth - 1844 - 272 páginas
...benevolence becomes more diffused, it is apt to be less concentrated. Bacon, in his Essays, observes, that " the best works, and of greatest merit for the public,...from the unmarried or childless men ; which, both in affections and means, have married and endowed the public." Hence, too, we may understand why men whose...
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The Life of Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1844 - 735 páginas
...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, Mr. D' Israeli's work on " The Literary Character." chapter xriii....
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Commerce of the Prairies: Or, The Journal of a Santa Fé Trader, During Eight ...

Josiah Gregg - 1844 - 320 páginas
...fever,' and anxious to return to his family. " He that hath wife and children," says Lord Bacon, " hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." Men under such bonds are peculiarly unfitted for the chequered life of a Santa Fe trader. The domestic...
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The Life, Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: Complete in One Volume

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1844 - 735 páginas
...tells us, in om of Us Essays, are " impediments to great enterprises : " and ados, " Certainly, the but works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men." See, with reference to this subject. Mr. D'Israeli's work en " The Literary Character," chapter xriil....
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Commerce of the Prairies, Volume 2

Josiah Gregg - 1845
...fever,' and anxious to return to his family. " He that hath wife and children," says Lord Bacon, " hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." Men under such bonds are peculiarly unfitted for the chequered life of a Santa Fe trader. The domestic...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - 1845 - 372 páginas
...and a coward towards men." For a lie faces God, and shrinks from man. Of Marriage and Single Life. He that hath wife and children, hath given hostages to fortune, for they are impedimenis to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...entitled ' Of Marriage and Single Life,' also one of those first given in the collection of 1612 : — He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to...affection and means have married and endowed the public. Yet it were great reason that those that have children should have greatest care of future times, unto...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...those first given in the collection of 1612 : — v He that hath wife and children hath given hostagei .to fortune, for they are impediments to great enterprises,...affection and means have married and endowed the public. Yet it were great reason that those that have children should have greatest care of future times, unto...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...entitled ' Of Marriage and Single Life,' also one of those first given in the collection of 1612:— He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to...enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the hest works, and of greatest merit for the puhlic, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men,...
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The American Whig Review, Volumes 7-8

1848
...It was, probably, the consideration of such sentiments that afterwards induced Bacon to say : " He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to...virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of the greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or the childless man, which both...
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