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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 Institutes of English Grammar: Methodically Arranged; with Forms of ...

Goold Brown - 1870 - 358 pages
...than ourselves. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear. Death ! Great proprietor of all ! 'tis thine To tread out empire, and to quench the stars. EXERCISE...
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The Institutes of English Grammar, Methodically Arranged: With Forms of ...

Goold Brown - 1872 - 368 pages
...than ourselves. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire^ »nd many things to fear. Death ! Great proprietor of all .' 'tis thine To tread out empire, and to...
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The Essays of Lord Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1873 - 266 pages
...Heedful ; discreet. that1 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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The Institutes of English Grammar Methodically Arranged: With Forms of ...

Goold Brown - 1873 - 382 pages
...than ourselves. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to' retire from the contest. It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to dcsiro, mil many things to fear. Death ! Great proprietor of all ! 'tis thine To tread out empire,...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1874 - 700 pages
...from the name, he supposes to comprise all who agree with him in religion. ESSAY XIX. OF EMPIRE. TT is a miserable state of mind to have few things to...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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The Newtonian, Volumes 1-2

Newton Abbot College - 1875 - 354 pages
...travelleth into a country before he h ath some entrance into the language goeth to school and not to travel. It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear. Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil times ; and which have much veneration,...
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Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1876 - 300 pages
...in some flowers of that he hath learned abroad into the customs of his own So country. XIX Ofrnptit IT is a miserable state of mind to have few things...of desire, which makes their minds more languishing ; and have many representations of perils and shadows, 5 which make their minds the less clear. And...
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Examination Christmas,1875

Education Department,London - 1876 - 1010 pages
...not be divided between two lines. Write in small hand, as a specimen of Penmanship, the sentence— " It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to Write in large hand, as a specimen of Penmanship, the word Unpopularity. desire, and many things to...
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The works of lord Bacon, moral and historical, with a brief memoir of the ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1877 - 782 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 to desire, ana many things to fear : and yet that commonly is the case of kings, who being at the highest, want...
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The essays, i-(lviii) or, Counsels civil and moral of Francis lord ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1878 - 246 pages
...countrymen—seeking useful acquaintance. 5. Avoiding quarrels. XIX.—OF EMPIRE. (1612, enlarged 1625.) 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, 1 which makes their minds more languishing;...
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