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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 Church Seasons: Historically and Poetically Illustrated

Alexander Henley Grant - 1869 - 511 pages
...religion ; all noble and ignoble passions have it, as well as the negation of all passion. " There is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and...Revenge triumphs over death ; love slights it ; honour aspires to it ; grief flieth to it j fear pre-occupieth it ; nay, we read after Otho the Emperor had...
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John Heywood's new code readers. Standard 1-3, 5, 6

John Heywood (ltd.) - 1872
...show death terrible. It is worth observing that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak but it masters the fear of death ; and therefore death is no such terrible enemy when man hath so many attendants about him, that can win the combat of him. Revenge triumphs over death...
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The Essays of Lord Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1873 - 240 pages
...terrible.3 It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates 4 and masters the fear of death : and therefore death...honour aspireth to it ; grief flieth to it ; fear pre-occupateth it ; nay, we read, after Otho the emperor had slain himself,5 1 When] Whereas in point...
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Masterpieces in English Literature, and Lessons in the English Language ...

Homer Baxter Sprague - 1874 - 437 pages
...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...combat of him. Revenge triumphs over death ; love * Work. In what sense? — Embaseth (Fr. em. or en ; Lat. in; Gr. Ła<rt?, base; W. bat, shallow ;...
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Masterpieces in English Literature

Homer b. Sprague - 1874
...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. Eevenge triumphs over death ; love * Work. In what sense?— Embaseth (Fr. em, or en; Lat. in; Gr....
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Twenty of Bacon's essays, ed. by F. Storr

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1874
...It is worthy the observing,' 5 that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates1 6 and masters the fear of death; and therefore death...attendants about him that can win the combat of him.' 7 Revenge triumphs over death; love slights it; honour aspireth to it; grief flieth to it; fear pre-occupateth'...
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The Life of Christ, Volume 2

Frederic William Farrar - 1874
...upon a yelling mob with an unflinching countenance. To adopt the commonplace of orators, " 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 aspireth to it ; grief flieth to it ; fear preoccupateth...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

1909
...death terrible. It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion 1 Seneca. ' Mourning garmenti. in the mind of man so weak, but it mates* and masters...him. Revenge triumphs over death ; love slights it; honor aspireth to it; grief flieth to it; fear preoccupateth4 it; nay, we read," after Otho the emperor...
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Complete Writings: With Variant Readings

William Blake - 1966 - 944 pages
...quam mors ipsa". Bacon supposes, all Men alike. Pag e 6. Revenge triumphs over death ; love flights it ; honour aspireth to it ; grief flieth to it; fear...pre-occupieth it; nay, we read, after Otho the emperor had sla1n himself, pity (which is the tenderest of affections) provoked many to die out of mere compassion...
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Lessing Yearbook XXI

Richard E. Schade - 1990 - 322 pages
...blacks, and obsequies, 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 masters the fear of death. . . ."'2 English Renaissance drama provides innumerable examples of onstage killing, suicide, entombment,...
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