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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. "
The works of Francis Bacon - Page 269
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
...younger Brothers are commonly fortunate, but feldom or never where *he elder are difinherited. Of VI i I. Of Marriage and Single Life. HE that hath Wife and Children, hath given hoftages to Fortune, for they are impediments to great enterprifes, either of Vertue or Mifchie£ Certainly...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 295 pages
...good not to cross it; but generally the precept is good, " optimum elige, suave et facile illud faciet consuetudo." Younger brothers are commonly fortunate,...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...
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History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge: Including ..., Volume 2

George Dyer - 1814
...applied, (for 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 - Biography & Autobiography - 1815
...; but generally the precept is good, " opti" mum elige, suave et facile illud faciet con" suetudo." Younger brothers are commonly 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...
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The essays or counsels, moral, economical and political: with elegant ...

Francis Bacon - 1818 - 290 pages
...generally the precept is good, " Choose that which is best ; habit will soon make it pleasant and easy :" younger brothers are commonly 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 ; for they...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818
...generally the precept is good, " Choose that which "is best; habit will soon make it pleasant and easy :" younger brothers are commonly 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 ; for...
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Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One, Volumes 1-2

Francis Bacon, Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - English essays - 1820 - 539 pages
...cross it; but generally the precept is good, " optimum elige, suave et facile illud fnciet consuetude." Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom...children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediincuts to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

British prose literature - 1821
...it ; but generally the precept is good, " optimum elige, suave et facile illnd faciet consuetnde." Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom...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....
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...but generally the precept is good, " optimum " elige, suave et facile illud faciet consuetude." — Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom...are disinherited. VIII. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE * ^J He that hath wife and* children hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great...
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A Christian Directory, Or, A Body of Practical Divinity and Cases of ...

Richard Baxter - Christian life - 1825
...care of posterity, hath been most in them that had no posterity. Lord Bacon, Essay 7. He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune : for they are impediments to great enterof the poor, they will leas relish the food of the soul. Nay, if you abound not above others in...
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