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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 world's highway [a proposal to construct a railway running between ...

World - 1856 - 56 páginas
...ordinary risk, as I have very many dependent on me. In one of Lord Bacon's Essays he says : — ' He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.' Now as my hostages are much heavier and by no means limited to these, I fear that my wings are clipped...
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The Essays: Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral ; and The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1856 - 360 páginas
...fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. VIII.— OF MAERIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. HE that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great 1 There is considerable justice in this remark. Children should be taught to do what is right for its...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856
...ESSAY VIII. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. 1TE that hath wife and children hath given hostages to -tl fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the hest works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men,...
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - 1856 - 358 páginas
...BACON. 1561-1626. Essay viii. Of Marriage and Single Life. He that hath a wife and children hath given to fortune, for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Essay 1. Of Studies. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed...
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Bacon's Essays: With Annotations

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - 1857 - 550 páginas
...ESSAY VIII. OF MAEEIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. r TTE that hath wife and children hath given hostages to -Ll 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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The Works of Francis Bacon ...: Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1858
...fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. VIII. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. HE that hath wife and children hath given hostages to...enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly a the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless...
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Scenes and Incidents in the Western Prairies: During Eight ..., Volumes 1-2

Josiah Gregg - 1857
...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 essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with The wisdom of the ancients ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1857
...the beft Works, and of greateft Merit for the Public, have proceeded from the unmarried or Childlefs Men ; which, both in Affection and Means have married and endowed the Public. Yet it were great Reafon that thofe that have Children fhould have greateft Care of future Times ;...
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Memoirs of James, marquis of Montrose

James Grant - 1858 - 396 páginas
...for sale. CHAPTER IV. LADY MAGDALENE'S DEATH. " HE that hath a wife and children," says Lord Bacon, " hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or of mischief :" but the future life of Montrose proved the fallacy of this aphorism. In those days,...
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Memoirs of James, Marquis of Montrose, K.G. Captain General of Scotland

James Grant - 1853 - 396 páginas
...for sale. CHAPTER IV. LADY MAGDALENE'S DEATH. " HE that hath a wife and children," says Lord Bacon, " hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or of mischief :" but the future life of Montrose proved the fallacy of this aphorism. In those days,...
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