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" IT is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear... "
The English Enchiridion; Being a Selection of Apothegms, Moral Maxims, Etc - Page 63
by John Feltham - 1799
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England..: Essays ...

Francis Bacon - 1825 - 524 pages
...in some flowers of that he hath learned abroad into the customs of his own country. XIX. OF EMPIRE. It is a miserable state of mind to have few things...things to fear; and yet that commonly is the case of kings, who being at th« highest, want matter of desire, which makes their minds more languishing...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825 - 550 pages
...flowers of that he hath learned abroad into the customs of his own country; • • XIX. OF EMPIRE. It is a miserable state of mind to have few things...things to fear ; and yet that commonly is the case of kings, who being at the highest, want matter of desire, which makes their minds more languishing...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - 1833 - 228 pages
...prick in some flowers of that he hath learned abroad into the customs of his own country. OF EMPIRE. IT is a miserable state of mind to have few things...desire, which makes their minds more languishing; and have many representations of perils and shadows, which make their minds the less clear : and this...
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A treatise on happiness [by J. Flamank].

James Flamank - 1833 - 436 pages
...Shenstone, "to have no room to hope for any addition to one's happiness. And Lord Bacon says, — " It is a miserable state of mind, to have few things to desire, and many things to fear." There are but few cases in which a man is perfectly destitute of hope ; for if his pursuits in one...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1838 - 894 pages
...in some flowers of that he hath learned abroad, into the customs of his own country. XIX. OF EMPIRE. inuance : for to this tendeth generation, and raising...families; to this tend buildings, foundations, and mo of kings, who being at the highest, want matter of desire, which makes their minds more languishing:...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1838 - 898 pages
...of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear : and yet that commonly is the case of kings, who being at the highest, want matter of desire, which makes their minds more languishing: and have many representations of perils and shadows, which make their minds the less clear. And this...
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Selections from Jeremy Taylor [and others] designed to assist in forming the ...

Edward Stanley Bosanquet - 1840 - 436 pages
...more cheered and refreshed by profiting in small things than by standing at a stay in great. Thus, it is a miserable state of mind to have few things...yet that commonly is the case with kings, who, being the highest, want matter of desire. Hence it comes that princes many times make themselves desires,...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840 - 244 pages
...some flowers of that he hath learned abroad into the cuitome of his own country. XIX.— OF EMPIRE. IT is a miserable state of mind to have few things...things to fear ; and yet that commonly is the case of kings, who being at the highest, want matter of desire, which makes ihch- minds more languishing;...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846 - 778 pages
...his own country. The Nineteenth ' Of Empire," which is in the collection of 1612, sets out thus : — It is a miserable state of mind to have few things...things to fear, and yet that commonly is the case of kings, who, being at the highest, want matter of desire, which makes their minds more languishing...
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Bacon; His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846 - 732 pages
...Nineteenth ' Of Empire,' which is in. the collection of 1612, sets out thus : — It is a miserahle state of mind to have few things to desire and many...things to fear, and yet that commonly is the case • kings, who, heing at the highest, want matter of desire, which makes their minds more languishing...
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