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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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The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General ..., Volume 6

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - 1859
...and suffering. " Certainly," as Bacon says in his essay on death, " the contemplation of death, аз the wages of sin and passage to another world, is...fear of it, as a tribute due unto nature, is weak." So exaggerated have been the notions of the pain of the last moments of life, that it was long considered...
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The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General ..., Volume 6

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - 1859
...Certainly," as Bacon says in his essay on death, " the contemplation of death, as the wages of si a and passage to another world, is holy and religious...fear of it, as a tribute due unto nature, is weak." So exaggerated have been the notions of the pain of the last moments of life, that it was long considered...
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The Lake Regions of Central Africa: A Picture of Exploration, Volume 2

Sir Richard Francis Burton - 1860 - 572 pages
...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 change radically before it can "think upon death, and find it the least of all...
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Bacon, His Writings and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1862 - 715 pages
...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 as that natural tear in children is increased with tales, so a the other. Certainly, the contemplation of death as...
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Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1864
...being foretold, that 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 shall read in some of the friars' books of mortification, that a man should think...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1864
...on • Simulation.' ESSAY II. OF DEATH. MEN fear death as children fear to go into the dark ; and aa that natural fear in children is increased with tales,...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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Devout thoughts by deep thinkers, selected from 'the portfolio' of ..., Volume 2

Devout thoughts - 1867
...delight with which our gracious Lord will welcome and bless His faithful servants." — IScott. " Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark ; and...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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Lord Bacon's Essays: With a Sketch of His Life and Character, Reviews of His ...

Francis Bacon - 1867 - 426 pages
...Seneca's Letters to Lucilius, B. IV, Ep. 24 and 82. MEN fear death as children fear to go into the [1] dark ; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other. Certainly, the con- [2] templation of death, as the wages of sin and passage to another world, is holy and religious...
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Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 388 pages
...the Earth. II İf MEN feare Death, as Children feare to goe in the darke : And as that Natural Feare in Children, is increased with Tales, so is the other....Certainly, the Contemplation of Death, as the wages of sinne, and Passage to another world, is Holy, and Religious ; But the Feare of it, as a Tribute due...
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BACON'S ESSAYS WITH ANNOTATIONS

RICHARD WHATELY - 1868
...yet they are not ' covered with shame.' ESSAY II. OF DEATH. fear death as children fear to go into the dark ; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the otherj> Certainly, the contemplation of death, as the wages of sin, and passage to another world, is...
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