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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. "
Sylva sylvarum (century IX-X) Physiological remains. Medical remains ... - Página 263
de Francis Bacon - 1819
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The Intellectual Severance of Men and Women

James McGrigor Allan - 1860 - 124 páginas
...meets with comprehension and sympathy from the world. " He that hath wife and children," says Bacon, " hath given hostages to fortune, for they are impediments...virtue or mischief. Certainly, the best works and of the greatest merit for the public have proceeded from the unmarried or childless man," Talk as we may...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1860
...suave et facile illud faeiet consuetudo : [choose the best — custom will make it pleasant and easy.] Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. VIII. Or MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE. HE that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ; for they...
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The Essays, Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral: And, The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1861 - 360 páginas
...but generally the precept is good, " Optimum elige, suave et facile illud faciet consuetude." 2 — Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom...hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great 1 There is considerable justice in this remark. Children should be taught to do what is right for its...
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The last days of a bachelor, an autobiography, Volume 2

James McGrigor Allan - 1862
...by marriage or celibacy ? Bacon has decided in favor of the latter. He says, " He that hath wife or children hath given hostages to fortune, for they...virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of the greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless man." WS Landor thus...
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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...SHARSPERE. — Merry Wives of Windsor, Act II. Scene 1. (Shallow to Host.) HOSTA GES.—He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ;...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. LORD BACON. — Essay VIII., Of Marriage and Single Life. He that hath a wife and children, wants not...
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Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1864
...suave et facile illud faciet consuetudo : [choose the best — custom will make it pleasant and easy.] Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly1 the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1864
...it ; but generally the precept is good, ' Optimum elige, suave et facile illud faciet consuetude.' 2 Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. " ANNOTATIONS. 'Let parents choose betimes the vocations and courses they mean their children should...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 páginas
...— BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. A King and no King. Act v. Sc. 4. FRANCIS BACON. 1561-1626. He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune,...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Essag viii. Of Marriage and Single Life. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some...
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For ever and ever, Volume 1

Florence Marryat - 1866
...' Then I suppose you are of the opinion of Lord Bacon, Miss Tredman, where he says," He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to Fortune ;...great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." ' The actress shook her head laughingly. ' You must not attack me with any but dramatic quotations,...
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Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - 383 páginas
...unconcern* d in things to come ! If here uneasy ; finds at Home, At Paris, or Madrid, his home. DENIIAM. He that hath wife and children hath given hostages...to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. * * * The most ordinary cause of a single life is liberty, especially in certain self-pleasing and...
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