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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, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord ...

Francis Bacon - 1890 - 826 pages
...complvrium. * quomodo 01, vttltui, et corporit lincamenta et mottu, rcspondeant fama. XIX. OF EsipmE. / / IT is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, und 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 Or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1888 - 336 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, which makes their minds more languishing...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Francis Bacon ...

Francis Bacon - 1890 - 300 pages
...abroad, into the customs of his own country. XIX.— OF EMPIRE. (1612 ; altered and much 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, which makes their minds more languishing...
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Reflections on the Revolution in France

Edmund Burke - 1890 - 568 pages
...be considered, and so supplies him with a motive to virtuous activity. With the whole passage, cf. "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's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1890 - 510 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 makes their minds the less clear. And...
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Works, Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1890 - 788 pages
...tompltirium. * ytomodo us. tultui, et corporis lincamenla et matus, respondeant fuma. XIX. OF EnriKE. IT is a miserable state of mind to have few things to deJre, and many things to fear ; and yet that commonly is the case of kings ; who, being at. the highest,...
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Essays: And Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1891 - 466 pages
...some flowers of that he hath learned abroad into the customs of his own country. XIX. —OF EMPIRE. is a miserable state 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,...
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Our English Homer: Or, Shakespeare Historically Considered

Thomas William White - 1892 - 326 pages
...lisp and wear strange suits; or I will scarce think you have swam in a gondola. (IV. 1.) Again :— It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear ; and yet that is commonly the case of kings. (No. 19.) And in Henry V. we have :— O hard condition ! twin-born...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1897 - 448 pages
...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 5 Shadowes, which makes their...
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The Advancement of Learning, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1898 - 170 pages
...Cf. "calling to view," Bk. 2, p. 73. 1. 15. is Inscrutable, Prov. xxv. 3. Cf. Bacon's 19th Essay. " 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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