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" ... whether thou didst not best at first. Neglect not also the examples of those, that have carried themselves ill in the same place : not to set off thyself by taxing their memory ; but to direct thyself what to avoid. Reform therefore, without bravery... "
The works of Francis Bacon - Page 278
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
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The essays, or Counsels, civil & moral, with a table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1680
...therefore without bravery or fcandal of former Times and Perfons , but yet fet it down to thy felf, as well to create good precedents as to follow them. Reduce things to the tirft Inftitution , and obferve wherein, and how they have degenerated i but yet ask Counfel of both...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland ..., Volume 2

Horace Walpole, Thomas Park - English literature - 1806
...because his sacrifice was better accepted, when there was nobody but God to look on. " In great place, ask counsel of both times : of the ancient time what is best; and of the latter time what is fittest. " Without good nature, man is but a better kind of vermin. " God never wrought miracle to convince...
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The Pulpit, Or, A Biographical and Literary Account of Eminent ..., Volume 1

Peter L. Courtier - Christian biography - 1809 - 367 pages
...that which may be unimportantly ceremonial. Let us now, in the words of one of the few wise men, ' Ask counsel of both times ; of the ancient time, what...is best ; and of the latter time, what is fittest.' i Reason, equally with prudence, seems to prescribe the practice we ought to pursue. Let us neither...
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The pulpit; or, A biographical and literary account of eminent popular ...

Garnet Terry - 1809
...that which may be unimportantly ceremonial. Let us now, in the words of one of the few wise men, ' Ask counsel of both times ; of the ancient time, what...is best; and of the latter time, what is fittest.' Reason, equally with prudence, seems to prescribe the practice we ought to pursue. Let us neither enforce...
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The essays or counsels, moral, economical and political: with elegant ...

Francis Bacon - 1818 - 290 pages
...thyself by taxing their memory ; but to direct thyself what to avoid. Reform therefore without bravery or scandal of former times and persons : but yet set...degenerated ; but yet ask counsel of both times, of the antient time what is best, and of the latter time what is fittest. Seek to make thy course regular...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818
...thyself by taxing their memory ; but to direct thyself what to avoid. Reform therefore without bravery or scandal of former times and persons : but yet set...degenerated ; but yet ask counsel of both times, of the antient time what is best, and of the latter time what is fittest. Seek to make thy course regular...
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Essays, Moral, Economical and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1822 - 206 pages
...by taxing their memory, but to direct thyself what to avoid. Reform, therefore, without bravery or scandal of former times and persons ; but yet set...degenerated; but yet ask counsel of both times; of the aftcient time what is best; and of the latter time what is fittest. Seek to make thy course regular,...
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Handbuch der englischen sprache und literature

Ludwig Ideler - 1823
...Шее a deceit of the eye, that when others come on, they think themselves go back.' In great place, ask counsel of both times: of the ancient time, what...is best; and of the latter time, what is fittest. God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because iiis ordinary works convince it. If a man look...
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The works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon - History - 1825
...memory, but to direct thyself what to avoid. Reform, therefore, without bravery or scandal of 'orraer times and persons ; but yet set it down to thyself,...degenerated ; but yet ask counsel of both times ; of the ancienter time what is best ; and of the latter time what is fittest. Seek to make thy course regular,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1825
...but to direct thyself what to avoid. Reform, therefore, without bravery or scandal of . for m er times and persons ; but yet set it down to thyself,...degenerated; but yet ask counsel of both times ; of the ancienter time what is best; and of the latter time what is fittest. Seek to make thy course regular,...
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