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" Men in great place are thrice servants — servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business ; so as they have no freedom, neither in their persons, nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire to seek... "
Bacon's Essays - Page 105
by Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - 1858 - 588 pages
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Missouri's Confederate: Claiborne Fox Jackson and the Creation of Southern ...

Christopher Phillips - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 342 pages
...Special Collections and Archives, Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington Confederate It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty. — Francis Bacon, Of Great Place The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion....
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The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and Documents

Kate Aughterson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 608 pages
...and servants of husiness, So as they have no freedom. neither in their persons, nor in their action, nor in their times, It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liherty: or to seek power over others and to lose power over a man's self. The rising unto place is...
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Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony

Lee Miller - History - 2001 - 362 pages
...the courtiers to maintain position, to distinguish themselves in order to keep from being supplanted. The rising unto place is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains. . . . The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least an eclipse, which...
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The Chief Governors: The Rise and Fall of Reform Government in Tudor Ireland ...

Ciaran Brady - History - 2002 - 344 pages
...Justice Drury, 29 May 1578, Lambeth MSS, 611, Fos. 351-60. INTERLUDE: GOVERNMENT IN IRELAND, 1536-1579 'It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose...power over others and to lose power over a man's self. (Francis Bacon) (0 In the autumn of 1578 a watershed in the course of Tudor attempts to govern Ireland...
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The Memoirs and Speeches of James, 2nd Earl Waldegrave 1742-1763

J. C. D. Clark - History - 2002 - 356 pages
...Men, God is least beholden to Kings, for he doth most for them, and they do ordinarily least for him. It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty....over others, and to lose power over a Man's self. Certainly great Persons had need to borrow other Mens Opinion to think themselves happy, for if they...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2002 - 813 pages
...servants of fame;0 and servants of business. So as they have no freedom; neither in their persons,0 nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire, to seek power and to lose liberty:0 or to seek power over others and to lose power over a man's self. The rising unto place0...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 28

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 200 pages
...with such complex variety. Were I to choose an epigraph for my paper, it would be a familiar one. ' It is a strange desire, to seek power and to lose liberty', Bacon wrote in his essay 'Of Great Place': 'or to seek power over others and to lose power over a man's...
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare criticism

Catherine M. S. Alexander - Drama - 2003 - 3 pages
...is a strange desire, to seek power and to lose liberty', Bacon wrote in his essay 'Of Great Place': 'or to seek power over others and to lose power over...indignities men come to dignities. The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy thing.' From Bacon...
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Interaction Ritual Chains

Randall Collins - Social Science - 2004 - 439 pages
...servants of fame, and servants of business. So as they have no freedom, neither in their persons, nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange...power over others and to lose power over a man's self. (1625/1965,70) Bacon did not distinguish between the two kinds of power. Like most people, he probably...
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Radical Tragedy: Religion, Ideology, and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare ...

Jonathan Dollimore - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 312 pages
...lose liberty; or to seek power over others,and to lose power over a man's self. The rising untoplace is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains;...indignities men come to dignities. The standing is slippery; and the regress as either a downfall, or at least an eclipse, which is melancholy thing. Cum non sis...
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