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" Wisdom for a man's self is in many branches thereof a depraved thing ; it is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall; it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger who digged and made room for him; it... "
The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England - Page 81
by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
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The essays, or Counsels, civil & moral, with a table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1680 - 410 pages
...will be fure to leave the Houfe fotne time before it fall. It is the Wifdom of the FOJC, that thrufts out the Badger, who digged and made room for him. It is the Wifdom of Crocodiles, that fhed tears when they would devour. But that which is fpecially to be noted,...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 348 pages
...depraved thing: it is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house sometime before it fall: it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the...times unfortunate; and whereas they have all their time sacrificed to themselves, they become in the end themselves sacrifices to the inconstancy of fortune,...
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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812 - 322 pages
...depraved thing. It is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall. It is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the...times unfortunate. And whereas they have all their time sacrificed to themselves, they become, in the end, themselves sacrifices to the inconstancy of...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815 - 302 pages
...depraved thing ; it is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house sometime before it fall ; it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the...that those which, (as Cicero says of Pompey,) are, " sni amantes sine rivali," are many times unfortunate, and whereas they have all their time sacrificed...
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The Parricide; Or, The Youth's Career of Crime

George William MacArthur Reynolds - Criminals - 1817 - 192 pages
...leave a house some time before It falls; It is the *visdom of the fox, that thrusts out the hadger who digged, and made room for him ; it is the wisdom of crocodiles, that shed teara when they would devour. BACON. ON the morning following Hunter's departure — and which was...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1818 - 290 pages
...depraved thing. It is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave the house some time before it fall. It is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the...is, that those which (as Cicero says of Pompey) are " self-lovers without rivals," are many times unfortunate. And whereas they have all their time sacrificed...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818 - 310 pages
...depraved thing. It is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave the house some time before it fall. It is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the...is, that those which (as Cicero says of Pompey) are " self-lovers without rivals," are many times unfortunate. And whereas they have all their time sacrificed...
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The works of Francis Bacon, Volume 2

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 604 pages
...depraved thing. It is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall. It is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the...times unfortunate. And whereas they have all their time sacrificed to themselves, they become in the end themselves sacrifices to the inconstancy of fortune,...
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Essays moral, economical and political

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 214 pages
...depraved thing : it is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house sometime before it fall : it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the...(as Cicero says of Pompey) are, " sui amantes, sine rival!," are many times unfortunate ; and whereas they have all their time sacrificed to themselves,...
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Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One, Volumes 1-2

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1820 - 539 pages
...depraved thing: it is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house sometime before it fall: it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the...times unfortunate; and whereas they have all their time sacrificed to themselves, they become in the end themselves sacrifices to the inconstancy of fortune,...
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