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" I do confess, since I was of any understanding, my mind hath in effect been absent from that I have done; and in absence are many errors which I do willingly acknowledge; and amongst the rest this great one that led the rest; that knowing myself by inward... "
Rural Philosophy: Or, Reflections on Knowledge, Virtue and Happiness ... - Page 364
by Ely Bates - 1807 - 383 pages
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Writings historical. Letters

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1819
...errors, which I do willingly acknowledge; and, amongst the rest, this great one that led the rest ; that knowing myself by inward calling to be fitter...nature, and more unfit by the preoccupation of my mind. Therefore callingmyself home, I have now for a time enjoyed myself, whereof likewise I desire to make...
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The works of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - History - 1819
...errors, which I do willingly acknowledge ; and, amongst the rest, this great one that led the rest ; that knowing myself by inward calling to be fitter...by nature, and more unfit by the preoccupation of mymind. Therefore callingmyself home, I have now for a time enjoyed myself, whereof likewise I desire...
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Memoirs of the Court of King James the First, Volume 1

Lucy Aikin - Great Britain - 1822
...many errors, which I willingly acknowledge ; and amongst the rest, this great one that led the rest ; that knowing myself by inward calling to be fitter...nature, and more unfit by the preoccupation of my mind. - Therefore, calling myself home, I have now for a time enjoyed myself: whereof likewise likewise I...
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The Retrospective Review

Books - 1822
...errors, which I do willingly acknowledge ; and amongst the rest, this great one that led the rest, that knowing myself by inward calling to be fitter...nature, and more unfit by the pre-occupation of my mind. Therefore, calling myself home, I have now for a time enjoyed myself, whereof, likewise, I desire to...
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The Literary Character, Volume 2

Isaac Disraeli - Authors, English - 1822
...man once, holding out a book, " than for the life I have of late led. Nature has not fitted me for that; knowing myself by inward calling to be fitter to hold a book than to play a part." BUFFON, who consumed his mornings in his old tower of Montbar, at the end of his garden, with all nature...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 5

Francis Bacon - English literature - 1824
...errors, which I do willingly acknowledge ; and, amongst the rest, this great one that led the rest; that knowing myself by inward calling to be fitter...nature, and more unfit by the preoccupation of my mind. Therefore calling myself home, I have now for a time enjoyed myself, whereof likewise I desire to make...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon - 1834
...many errors which I willingly acknowledge, and amongst the rest, this great one, which led the rest, that knowing myself by inward calling to be fitter...which I was not very fit by nature, and more unfit by pre-occupation of mind." His consciousness of the wanderings of his mind made him run into affairs...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon - Law - 1830
...committed, which I do willingly acknowledge ; and amongst the rest, this great one that led the rest; that knowing myself by inward calling to be fitter...nature, and more unfit by the preoccupation of my mind. Therefore, calling myself home, I have now for a time enjoyed myself, where likewise I desire to make...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - History - 1834
...errors, which I do willingly acknowledge ; and amongst the rest, this great one that led the rest ; that knowing myself by inward calling to be fitter...to play a part, I have led my life in civil causes j for which I was not very fit by nature, and more unfit by the preoccupation of my mind. Tennison...
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Character of Lord Bacon: His Life and Works

Thomas Martin - Great Britain - 1835 - 367 pages
...his own words, to be fitter to hold a book than to play a part. ' I have led my life,' he said, ' in civil causes, for which I was not very fit by nature,...and more unfit by the pre-occupation of my mind.* ' Though Bacon's Works, vol. 12, p. 82; and see p. 44. . HIS LIFE AND WORKS. 9l engaged in the...
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