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 105by Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - 1858 - 588 pagesFull view
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