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" IT had been hard for him that spake it to have put more truth and untruth together in few words than in that speech, " Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god... "
The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ... - Page 98
by Francis Bacon - 1818 - 290 pages
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 14

1801
...doubting but that they will prove very acceptable. It ha'd been hard for him that speak it, to have more truth and untruth together in few words, than...is most true, that a natural and secret hatred and aversion towards society in any man, hath somewhat of the savage beast; but it is most untrue, that...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...SO'LITVPE. ni [solitude, Fr. solitude, Latin.] X. Lonely life ; state of being alone. It had been hard to have put more truth and untruth together, in few...words, than in that speech, Whosoever is delighted with solitudt, is cither a wild beast or a god. Bacon. What call'st thou solitude .' Is not the earth...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - 1812 - 295 pages
...employment; for, certainly, you were better take for business a man somewhat absurd than over-formal. OF IT had been hard for him that spake it, to have put...words, than in that speech, " Whosoever is delighted m solitude, is either a wild beast or a god ;" for it is most true, that a natural and secret hatred...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815
...FRIENDSHIP. IT had been hard for him that spake it, tohave put more truth and untruth together in lew words than in that speech, " Whosoever " is delighted...towards society in any man hath somewhat of the savage beat ; but it is most untrue, that it should have any character at all of the divine nature, except...
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Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One, Volumes 1-2

Francis Bacon - 1820 - 539 pages
...certainly, you were better take for business a man somewhat absurd than over-formal. XXVIII. OF FRIENDSHIP. IT had been hard for him that spake it, to have put...is most true, that a natural and secret hatred and aversion towards society, in any man, hath somewhat of the savage beast; but it is most untrue, that...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

1821
...certainly, you were better take for business a man somewhat absurd than over-formal. XXVIII. OF FRIENDSHIP. IT had been hard for him that spake it, to have put...words, than in that speech, " Whosoever is delighted in solitnde, is either a wild beast or a god :" for it is most true, that a natural and secret hatred...
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Essays, Moral, Economical and Political

Francis Bacon - 1822 - 208 pages
...certainly, you were better take for business a man somewhat absurd than overformal. XXVIII. OF FRIENDSHIP. IT had been hard for him that spake it, to have put...is most true, that a natural and secret hatred and aversion towards society, in any man, hath somewhat of the savage beast ; but it is most untrue, that...
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Handbuch der englischen sprache und literature, Volume 1

H. Nolte - 1823
...and gently drew his beard Ģide, and said: „This hath not ofleaded the king." 3) OF FRIENDSHIP.**) •It had been hard for him that spake **•) it to have put more troth and untruth together, in few words, than in that speech : Whosoever is delighted in solitude,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England..: Essays ...

Francis Bacon - 1825
...certainly, you were better take for business a man somewhat absurd than overformal. XXVII. OF FRIENDSHIP. It had been hard for him that spake it to have put...words than in that speech, " Whosoever is delighted in soli" tude, is either a wild beast or a god:" for it is most true, that a natural and secret hatred...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1825
...certainly, you were better take for business a man somewhat absurd than overformal. XXVII. OF FRIENDSHIP. U It had been hard for him that spake it to have put...words than in that speech, " Whosoever is delighted in soli" tude, is either a wild beast or a god :" for it is most true, that a natural and secret hatred...
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