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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... "
The American Whig Review - Página 35
1848
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Harvard Magazine, Volumen8

1862
...their whole time and energy to a favorite pursuit. Sir Francis Bacon says, with much truth : " A man that hath wife and children hath given hostages to...virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men, which, both in affection...
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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...SHARSPERE. — Merry Wives of Windsor, Act II. Scene 1. (Shallow to Host.) HOSTA GES.—He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ;...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. LORD BACON. — Essay VIII., Of Marriage and Single Life. He that hath a wife and children, wants not...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1864
...which selfishness is caught from those who have least of it. ESSAY Till. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. HE that hath wife and children hath given hostages...virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men, which, both in affection...
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Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1864
...cunning men passe for wise. 5. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. HEE that hath wife and children, hath giuen hostages to fortune. For they are impediments to great enterprises, either of vertue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the publike haue proceeded...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 páginas
...— BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. A King and no King. Act v. Sc. 4. FRANCIS BACON. 1561-1626. He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune,...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Essag viii. Of Marriage and Single Life. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some...
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For ever and ever, Volumen1

Florence Marryat - 1866
...' Then I suppose you are of the opinion of Lord Bacon, Miss Tredman, where he says," He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to Fortune ;...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." ' The actress shook her head laughingly. ' You must not attack me with any but dramatic quotations,...
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Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - 383 páginas
...unconcern* d in things to come ! If here uneasy ; finds at Home, At Paris, or Madrid, his home. DENIIAM. He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. * * * The most ordinary cause of a single life is liberty, especially in certain self-pleasing and...
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Lord Bacon's Essays: With a Sketch of His Life and Character, Reviews of His ...

Francis Bacon - 1867 - 426 páginas
...disinherited. ESSAY XXIX. MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. HE that hath wife and children hath given hos- [1] tages to fortune, for they are impediments to great enterprises either of virtue or mischief. Certainly [2] the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 641 páginas
...in which selfishness is caught from those who have least of it. VIII. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. HE that hath wife and children hath given hostages...virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men, which, both in affection...
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BACON'S ESSAYS WITH ANNOTATIONS

RICHARD WHATELY - 1868
...selfishness is caught from those who have least of it. ESSAY VIII. OP MARRIAGE AND SINGLE . • . LIFE. [E that hath wife and children hath given hostages to...virtue or mischief.^ Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men, which, both in affection...
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