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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... "
Proverbs, Maxims, and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and ... - Page 437
1887 - 602 pages
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - 1812 - 348 pages
...fortunate, but seldom or never where the. elder are disinherited. OF Carriage anD Single life. HE that hath wife and children hath given 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 - 1814 - 538 pages
...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
...fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. v OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. HE that hath wife and children hath given 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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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818 - 310 pages
...fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. ©f JWarrtafltf airtr jingle .HE that hath Wife and Children, hath given hostages to fortune...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...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - 1818 - 312 pages
...fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. fMarriagr antr jinglr Jrt E that hath Wife and Children, hath given hostages to fortune...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...
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Essays moral, economical and political

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 214 pages
...but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. VIII. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. HE that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ;...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...
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The works of Francis Bacon, Volume 2

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 602 pages
...seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. VIII. OF MARRIAGE AND. SINGLE LIFE. HE that hath wife and: children, hath given hostages to fortune;...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...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

1821 - 416 pages
...disinherited. VIII. OF MARRIAGE AND 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. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1825 - 538 pages
...seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. VIII. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE.* He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ;...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...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825 - 550 pages
...seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. VIII. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE * ^J He that hath wife and* children hath given hostages to fortune...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...
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