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" It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and masters the fear of death ; and therefore death is no such terrible enemy when a man hath so many attendants about him that can win the combat of him. Revenge... "
Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One - Page 18
by Francis Bacon - 1820 - 539 pages
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The Last Enemy: Conquering and Conquered

George Burgess - 1851
...Seneca, " but even the fastidious can wish to die." Lord Bacon makes the remark, that " there is no passion in the mind of man, so weak, but it mates and masters the fear of death." "Revenge triumphs over death : love slights it : honour aspires to it : grief flies to it : fear preoccupates...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...blacks, and obsequies, and the like, show death terrible. It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and...pre-occupieth it ; nay, we read, after Otho the emperor had slain himself, pity — which is the tenderest of affections — provoked many to die out of mere...
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The Works Of France Bacon

Basil Montagu - 1852
...blacks, and obsequies, and the like, show death terrible. It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and...; honour aspireth to it ; grief flieth to it; fear pre-occupateth it : nay, we read, after Otho the emperor had slain himself, pity (which is the tenderest...
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Foliorum Centuriae: Selections for Translation Into Latin and Greek Prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1852 - 360 pages
...by mine opinion, carrieth away the praise. Ascham. VI. IT is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and...; honour aspireth to it ; grief flieth to it; fear preoccupateth it, nay, we read, after Otho the emperor had slain himself, pity (which is the tenderest...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral ; And, Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1852 - 349 pages
...mates and mafters the Fear of Death. And therefore Death is no fuch terrible Enemy, when a man hath fo many Attendants about him, that can win the Combat of him. Revenge triumphs over Death ; Love flights it ; Honour afpireth to it ; Grief flieth to it ; Fear pre-occupateth it : Nay, we read, after...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral with A table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1853
...blacks and obsequies, and the like, show death terrible. It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and...it; honour aspireth to it; grief flieth to it; fear pre-occupateth it; nay, we read, after Otho the emperor had slain himself, pity (which is the tenderest...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854
...blacks, and obsequies, and the like, show death terrible. It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and...it; honour aspireth to it; grief flieth to it; fear pre-occupateth it ; nay, we read, after Otho the emperor had slain himself, pity, which is the tenderest...
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The Essays: Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral ; and The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1856 - 360 pages
...blacks1 and obsequies, and the like, show death terrible. It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and...him. Revenge triumphs over death ; love slights it; honor aspireth to it; grief flieth to it; fear preoccupateth it; nay, we read, after Otho the emperor...
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A memoir of Adelaide Leaper Newton

John Baillie - 1856
...remarked that " there is no passion in the mind of man so weak hut it mates and masters the fear of death. Revenge triumphs over death ; love slights it ; honour...it ; grief flieth to it ; fear pre-occupieth it." In a sense which Bacon did not personally know, dear Adelaide "mastered" the last enemy. "I feel,"...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856
...complete angthing, to learn angthing thoroughly, or to reform oneself.' ANNOTATIONS. ' There is no passion in the mind of man so weak but it mates and masters the fear of death.' Of all the instances that can be given of recklessness of life, there is none that comes near that...
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