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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 ..., Book 2

Goold Brown - 1883 - 360 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. VII.— Independent Phrases. EXAMPLE ANALYZED. " This proposition being admitted, I now state my argument."...
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English Word Study: A Series of Exercises in English Etymology. To which are ...

Hugh Fraser Campbell - 1883 - 128 pages
...Lucifer, never to hope again. (2. ) In thy right hand carry gentle peace To silence envious tongues. (3.) It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear. (4.) Full many a flower is born to blush unseen. (5.) Mark how the blood of Caesar followed it, As...
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The essays of lord Bacon, including his moral and historical works, with ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1884 - 564 pages
...2 some flowers of that he hath learned abroad into the customs of his own pountry. XIX. 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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Bacon's Essays and Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1884 - 474 pages
...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 the highest, want matter of desire,2 which makes their 1 He probably means...
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Essays: And Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1884 - 476 pages
...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 the highest, want matter of desire,2 which makes their 1 He probably means...
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Bacon's Essays and Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1884 - 468 pages
...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 the highest, want matter of desire,2 which makes their 1 He probably means...
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Bacon's Essays, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1884 - 722 pages
...religion. ESSAY XIX. OF EMPIRE. TT is a miserable state of mind to have few things to deeire, •*- and many things to fear ; and yet that commonly is...with kings, who being at the highest, want matter of deeire, which makes their minds more languishing, and have many representations of perils and shadows,...
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Essays

Francis Bacon - 1885 - 234 pages
...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...desire, and many things to fear; and yet that commonly in the case of kings, who being at the highest, want matter of desire,-)- which makes their minds more...
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The Structure of English Prose: A Manual of Composition and Rhetoric

John George Repplier McElroy - 1885 - 362 pages
...of Minde to have few Things to desire and many Things to feare. And yet that commonly is the Case of Kings; Who being at the highest, want Matter of desire, which makes their Mindes more Languishing; And have many Representations of Perills and Shadowes, which makes their Mindes...
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The Essays Or Councils, Civil & Moral: Of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1887 - 326 pages
...of that he hath learned abroad, ,into the customs of his own country. Ii8 OF EMPIRE. 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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