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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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Short Studies of Shakespeare's Plots

Cyril Ransome - 1898 - 326 pages
...comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate." He has reached the point where, as Bacon put it, " It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear." It is his real wedding-day. Othello, Desdemona, and their attendants having withdrawn to their quarters,...
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The Essays: Colours of Good and Evil, & Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1900 - 462 pages
...prick 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 the highest, want matter of desire, which makes their minds more languishing...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall of Francis Bacon, Lo. Verulam ...

Francis Bacon - 1900 - 374 pages
...some flowers of that he hath learned abroad into th« customs of his own country. Essay XIX. Of Empire is a miserable state of mind to have few things to...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 Covnsels Civill & Morall of Francis Bacon, Lo: Vervlam ...

Francis Pacon (viscount St. Albans) - 1900 - 442 pages
...flowers of that he hath learned abroad into the customs of his own country. 76 Essay XIX. Of Empire T is a miserable state of mind to have few things to...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 Essayes Or, Counsels Civill and Morall of Francis Bacon ...

Francis Bacon - 1900 - 376 pages
...flowers of that he hath learned abroad into the customs of his own country. Essay XIX. Of Empire ' T is a miserable state of mind to have few things to...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 Essayes Or Counsels Civill and Morall of Francis Lo: Verulam, Viscount ...

Francis Bacon - 1900 - 382 pages
...flowers of that he hath learned abroad into the customs of his own country. 76 Essay XIX. Of Empire T is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear^~~ahd~yet that commonly is the case of kings ; who, being at the highest, want matter of desire,...
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The Origin of Thought

D. Nickerson (Chaplain to H.M. forces.) - 1901 - 438 pages
...could we have at once everything we want, and have no hope left. Bacon says in his Essay on Empire, " It is a miserable state of mind to have few things...desire, which makes their minds more languishing. . . Hence it comes likewise that princes many times make themselves desires, and set their hearts upon...
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The Essays of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1901 - 312 pages
...Minde, to have few Things to desire, and many Things to f eare : And yet that commonly is the Case of Kings ; Who being at the highest, want Matter of desire, which makes their Mindesmore Languishing; And have many Representations of Perills and Shadowes, which makes their Mindes...
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Bacon and Shake-speare Parallelisms

Edwin Reed - 1902 - 462 pages
...common 'larum bell? Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." 2 Henry IV., iii. 1 (1600). From Bacon " 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 Advancement of Learning, Book I, Book 1

Francis Bacon - 1904 - 220 pages
...Peculiarity. Cf. Lat. proprius. 1 15. Scripture. Prov. 25. 3. Selby quotes Bacon's essay 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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