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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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Commerce of the Prairies: Or, The Journal of a Santa F Trader, During Eight ...

Josiah Gregg - Indians of North America - 1844 - 342 pages
...fever,' and anxious to return to his family. " He that hath wife and children," says Lord Bacon, " hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." Men under such bonds are peculiarly unfitted for the chequered life of a Santa Fe trader. The domestic...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1845 - 404 pages
...that he is brave towards God, and a coward towards men." For a lie faces God, and shrinks from man. Of Marriage and Single Life. He that hath wife and...children, hath given hostages to fortune, for they are impedimenis to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest...
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Commerce of the Prairies, Volume 2

Josiah Gregg - 1845 - 342 pages
...fever,' and anxious to return to his family. " He that hath wife and children," says Lord Bacon, " hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." Men under such bonds are peculiarly unfitted for the chequered life of a Santa Fe trader. The domestic...
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Bacon; His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846 - 732 pages
...entitled ' Of Marriage and Single Life,' also one of those first given in the collection of 1612:— He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the hest works, and of greatest merit for the puhlic, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men,...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 1; Volume 7

1848 - 722 pages
...57.) It was, probably, the consideration of such sentiments that afterwards induced Bacon to say : "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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The American Whig Review, Volume 1; Volume 7

1848 - 734 pages
...67.) It ivas, probably, the consideration of such sentiments that afterwards induced Bacon to say : " 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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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for ..., Volume 1

Thomas Cooper - Chartism - 1850 - 488 pages
...bitter; they increase the cares of life, but they mitigate the remembrance of death. THE SHE. — He that hath wife and children-, hath given hostages...; for they are impediments to great enterprises,' cither of virtue or mischief. Certainly, the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - Biography - 1850 - 590 pages
...LIFE.* HE that hath wife and childrenhath given o34~tagesto fortune; for they are irnpecfimSrifS^o great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the publii , have proceeded from the unmarried or * See note D, i the end of the Essays. childless men;...
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The Calcutta Review, Volume 26

India - 1856 - 628 pages
...than ordinary risk as I have very many dependent on me. In one of Lord Bacon's Essays he says : — " He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." Now as my hostages are much heavier and by no means limited to these, I fear that my wings are clipped...
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The world's highway [a proposal to construct a railway running between ...

World - 1856 - 70 pages
...than ordinary risk, as I have very many dependent on me. In one of Lord Bacon's Essays he says : — ' He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.' Now as my hostages are much heavier and by no means limited to these, I fear that my wings are clipped...
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