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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. "
Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ... - Page 10
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 348 pages
...brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom or never where the. elder are disinherited. OF Carriage anD Single life. HE that hath wife and children hath...hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprizes, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the...
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History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge: Including ..., Volume 2

George Dyer - Cambridge (England) - 1814 - 538 pages
...applied, (for the Earl of Northampton was both a bachelor and a student) Lord Bacon's observation : " he that hath wife and children, hath given hostages to fortune, for they are impediments to great enterprizes, either to virtue or mischief 1 "." He was chancellor of the University in ifil I : he...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815 - 310 pages
...suetudo." Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. v OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. HE that hath wife and...hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great enterprizes, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works and of greatest merit for the public...
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Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One, Volumes 1-2

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1820 - 548 pages
...cross it; but generally the precept is good, " optimum elige, suave et facile illud fnciet consuetude." Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom...children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediincuts to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

British prose literature - 1821 - 416 pages
...it ; but generally the precept is good, " optimum elige, suave et facile illnd faciet consuetnde." Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom...SINGLE LIFE. HE that hath wife and children hath given hostage? to fortune ; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief....
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 2

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1824 - 598 pages
...cross it; but generally the precept is good, Optimum elige, suave et facile illud faciet consuetudo. Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom...where the elder are disinherited. VIII. OF MARRIAGE AXD SINGLE LIFE. HE that hath wife and children, hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825 - 550 pages
...but generally the precept is good, " optimum " elige, suave et facile illud faciet consuetude." — Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom...are disinherited. VIII. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE * ^J He that hath wife and* children hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great...
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Vindiciae Ecclesiae Anglicanae: Letters to Charles Butler, Comprising Essays ...

Robert Southey - Anglican Communion - 1826 - 562 pages
...Dr. Lingard* has quoted from Lord Bacon in support of his argument for the celibacy of the clergy: " He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of the greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or the childless man, which, both...
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Vindiciae Ecclesiae Anglicanae: Letters to Charles Butler, Comprising Essays ...

Robert Southey - Anglican Communion - 1826 - 562 pages
...Dr. Lingard* has quoted from Lord Bacon in support of his argument for the celibacy of the clergy : "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of the greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or the childless man, which, both...
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An Account of the Transactions of His Majesty's Mission to the ..., Volume 2

Sir Harford Jones, Sir Harford Jones Brydges - Great Britain - 1834 - 262 pages
...entendu, that when he received his submission, he did not hold out to him false hopes * " He that hath a wife and children, hath given hostages to " Fortune, for they are impediments to great enterprises of virtue " or mischief." — BACON. of life. This is a species of glory of all others to a Turk the...
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