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" MEN fear Death, as children fear to go in the dark ; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other. Certainly, the contemplation of death, as the wages of sin and passage to another world, is holy and religious ; but the... "
The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ... - Page 4
by Francis Bacon - 1818 - 290 pages
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Records of Patriotism and Love of Country

William Bailey - 1826 - 216 pages
...philosopher and to his faith as a christian. As Lord Bacon says children fear death, so did Johnson ; children fear to go in the dark, and as that natural...children is increased with tales, so is the other. On another occasion, Johnson told Boswell, that he ' never had a moment in which death was not terrible...
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Extracts from ancient and modern authors, arranged so as to form a history ...

Extracts - 1828 - 80 pages
...Hafeland. Men fear death, as children fear lhe dark; aml as that natural fear is increased by frightful tales, so is the other. Certainly, the contemplation of death, as the wages of sin and the passage to another world, is pious and wholesome; but the fear of it, as a debt due to nature,...
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The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society of London, Volume 29

Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) - 1859
...annihilation, as all savages do, with loathing and ineffable horror. " He fears death," to quote Bacon, " as children fear to go in the dark ; and as that natural...children is increased with tales, so is the other." The African mind must radically change before it can " think upon death, and find it the least of all...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - 1833 - 216 pages
...cometh," he shall not " find faith upon earth." OF DEATH. MEN fear death as children fear to go into the dark ; and as that natural fear in children is...meditations there is sometimes mixture of vanity and of superstition. You shall read in some of the friars' books of mortification, that a man should think...
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An Essay on Elocution: Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - 1834 - 341 pages
...I should concur with the Greek poet', who said', that' " Such an age would be a mortal evil'." Men fear death', as children fear to go in the dark'; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales', so is the other'. Certainly', the contemplation of death', as the wages of sin', and the...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1838 - 832 pages
...being foretold, that when Christ cometh " he shall not find faith upon the earth." II. OF DEATH. Men t keep quarter; and sever it wholly from their serious...maketh men that they can no ways be true to their own of superstition. You shall read in some of the friars' books of mortification, that a man should think...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1838
...being foretold, that when Christ cometh " he shall not find faith upon the earth." IL OF DEATH. Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark : and...and passage to another world, is holy and religious j but the fear of it, as a tribute due unto nature, is weak. Yet in religious meditations, there is...
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An Inquiry Into the History of Opinion Concerning Death, and the Mental ...

William Johnson Fox - 1838 - 59 pages
...this kind, and contains much solid and profound wisdom on the subject. {" Men fear death, (says he,) as children fear to go in the dark ; and as that natural...the contemplation of death as the wages of sin and the passage to another world is holy and religious ; but the fear of it, as a tribute due unto nature,...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...foretoldthat, when "Christ cometh," he shall not " find faith upon the earth." II.— OF DEATH. MEN fear death as children fear to go in the dark ; and...meditations there is sometimes mixture of vanity and of superstition. You The wine of devils. 8 s The Epicureans. Lucretius. shall read in some of the friars'...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...entitled 'Of Death,' had appeared in the edition of 1612. We will give the greater part of it : — Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark ; and...meditations there is sometimes mixture of vanity -and of superstition.^ You shall read in some of the friars' books of MortincationTthat a man should think...
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