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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 31
1848
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Women's History as Scientists: A Guide to the Debates

Leigh Ann Whaley - 2003 - 252 páginas
...improve his situation. He simply disliked women. Bacon considered woman a hindrance to man's advancement: "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are imoo J pediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and...
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Analyzing Prose: Second Edition

Richard Lanham - 2003 - 244 páginas
...qualification of the main theme, generated by employing a central device of this style - antithesis: for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Then the first reflection: This outrageous 'certainty' is amplified by three pairings which categorize...
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Texas Bandits: Real to Reel

Mona D. Sizer - 2004 - 213 páginas
...Zee called her son Eddie. Jesse called him Tim. Frank James was often heard to quote Francis Bacon: "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." Yet the same year Frank, at age twenty-nine, married beautiful seventeen-year-old Annie Ralston. She...
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Particular Friends: The Correspondence of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn

Samuel Pepys, John Evelyn - 2005 - 350 páginas
...deal with naval and coastal matters. 3 MS torn. 4 Bacon, Essays ('Of Marriage and the Single Life'), 'He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...for they are impediments to great enterprises...' 5 P (who resigned from the Secretaryship of the Admiralty in May 1679, and was living with Hewer) had...
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The Affairs of Women: A Modern Miscellany

Colin Bingham - 2006 - 240 páginas
...of pride; which did not vest itself so much in her own person, as in that of her family. THACKERAY 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. FRANCIS BACON "A...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 páginas
...part of justice; and an overspeaking judge is no well-tuned cymbal. Essays "Of Judicature" (1625) 15 the western stars, until I die. It may be that the gulfs will wash us down: It greatest merit for the public have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men, which both in affection...
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Politics and the Passions, 1500-1850

Victoria Kahn, Neil Saccamano, Daniela Coli - 2009 - 320 páginas
...choices of his title as an opposition between the states of restraint and freedom: "He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune;...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." Consequently "the most ordinary cause of a single life is liberty, especially in certain selfpleasing...
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Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Louise Barnett - 2006 - 238 páginas
...anything without" (W 1:124). In this sentiment he was akin to Sir Francis Bacon, who asserted that "He that hath Wife and Children, hath given Hostages...Fortune; For they are Impediments, to great Enterprises. . . . Certainly, the best Workes, and of greatest Merit for the Publike, have proceeded from the unmarried,...
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Salvation Boulevard: A Novel

Larry Beinhart - 2008 - 368 páginas
...He didn't just appear. I felt him arriving. He was moving alongside me for awhile before he spoke. "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." He sounded understanding about it, even forgiving. "Is that Proverbs?" "Francis Bacon," he said. "He...
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