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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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Francis Bacon - 1864
...13. n. 1. sequies, and the like, shew death terrible. It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and...slights it ; Honour aspireth to it ; Grief flieth to it ; J Fear pre-occupateth it ; nay we read, after Otho the emperor had slain himself, Pity (which is...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1864
...terrible. It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man rso weak, but it mates2 and masters the fear of death ; and therefore death...many attendants about him that can win the combat of Mm. Revenge triumphs over death : love slights it ; honour aspireth to it ; grief flieth to it ; fear...
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'Choice sayings of dying saints'.

Choice sayings - 1866 - 158 pages
...itself. In this strain 'Lord Bacon, one of the greatest of philosophers, observes, " 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 preoccupateth it; nay, we read, after Otho the Emperor had slain himself, pity (which is the tenderest...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 136

1866
...committed his crime coolly, and never exhibited remorse, though he knew his doom was sealed. " There is no passion in the mind of man so weak but it mates and masters the fear of death," says Lord Bacon. " Eevenge triumphs over death ; love slights it ; honour aspires to it ; grief flies...
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English travellers and Italian brigands, Volume 1

William John C. Moens - 1866
...Soon after starting, it began to rain hard. I turned * " 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."— Bacon's Essays. my flannel trousers up to my knees, and put on my capote, thinking it better to endure...
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Lord Bacon's Essays: With a Sketch of His Life and Character, Reviews of His ...

Francis Bacon - 1867 - 426 pages
...of the workmen employed in what is called dry-pointing — the grindthe observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and...that can win the combat of him. Revenge triumphs over [7] ing of needles and of table-forks. The fine steel dust which they breathe brings on a painful disease...
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Devout thoughts by deep thinkers, selected from 'the portfolio' of ..., Volume 2

Devout thoughts - 1867
...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...attendants about him that can win the combat of him. Kevenge triumphs over death ; love slights it ; honour aspireth to it ; grief ilieth to it ; fear pre-oecupateth...
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BACON'S ESSAYS WITH ANNOTATIONS

RICHARD WHATELY - 1868
...it mates2 and masters the fear of death b and therefore death is no such terrible enemy when a mail hath so many attendants about him that can win the...it; honour aspireth to it; grief flieth to it; fear pre-occupateth3 it ; nay, we read, after Otho the emperor had slain himself, pity (which is the tenderest...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 641 pages
...comple'e anything, to learn anything 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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Bacon's Essays: And Colours of Good and Evil

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 388 pages
...Death, is no such terrible Enef! mie, when a man hath so many Attendants, about him, that can winne the combat of him. Revenge triumphs over Death; Love slights it ; Honour aspireth to it ; Griefe flieth to it ; Feare pre-occupateth it ; Nay we reade, after Otho the Emperour had slaine...
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