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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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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source : Passages ...

John Bartlett - 1868 - 778 páginas
...mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. Essay xvi. Atheism. He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Essay viii. Of Marriage and Single Life. Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil...
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Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 388 páginas
...Fortunate, but seldome or never, where the Elder are disinherited. VIII Of Jttartiage anti Sbtngle Htfe HE that hath Wife and Children, hath given Hostages...they are Impediments, to great Enterprises, either of Vertue, or Mischiefe. Certainly, the best workes, and of greatest Merit for the Publike, have proceeded...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 458 páginas
...not exempted from her power. Ecclesiastical Polity. Book \. FRANCIS BACON. 1561-1626. TTE that hath a wife and children hath given -*- -*- hostages to fortune,...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Essay viii. Of Marriage and Single Life. * There is a method in man's wickedness, It grows up by degrees....
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1872 - 778 páginas
...mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. Essay xvi. Atheism. He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue pr mischief. Essay viii. Of Marriage and Single Life. Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause...
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Appletons' Journal

1879
...settled purpose, as an enterprise for the betterment of his fortunes. He was already anchored in life. "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...fortune, for they are impediments to great enterprises," is Bacon's immortal simile ; but how often are we reminded that the seeming obstructions in the path...
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The Essays of Lord Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1873 - 240 páginas
...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...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...
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Charing cross, a monthly magazine of general literature. New ser ..., Volumen1

W J Morgan - 1874
...Marriage and Single Life/ declares "He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortunes, for they are impediments to great enterprises either of virtue or mischief." " A man in my country," quoth James Kelly, " coming out of his house with tears on his cheeks, was...
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Masterpieces in English Literature

Homer b. Sprague - 1874
...the rniiid may have a special receipt.! OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE (1612 ; slightly enlarged 1625). 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...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 páginas
...mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. Essay xvi. Atheism. He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Essay viii. Of Marriage and Single Life. Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1874 - 641 páginas
...which selfishness is caught from those who have least of it. VIII. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. TTE that hath wife and children hath given hostages to •^—*- fortune ; for they are impedimenta to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest...
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