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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 Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 3

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ronald A. Bosco - 1989 - 432 pages
...And what we ought to do to redeem ourselves from it. It has been said by Lord Bacon that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and masters the fear of death — revenge, love, honour, grief, fear, pity even, and niceness and satiety have continually prevailed...
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The Poems of Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Turner Smith, Stuart Curran - 1993 - 335 pages
...sentence in Lord Bacons Essays/'Death is no such formidable enemy, since a man has so many champions about him that can win the combat of him — Revenge triumphs over Death; Love slights it; Honour courts it; Dread of Disgrace chooses it; Grief flies to it; Fear anticipates it." [The edition Smith...
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Classical Philosophy: Socrates and his contemporaries

Terence Irwin - 1995 - 533 pages
...restrain by law or any other deterrent force any strong bent of 1 Cf. Bacon's saying: "There is no passion in the mind of man so weak but it mates and roasters the fear of death." 2 I cannot accept Classen's text nor his interpretation here. The scholiast...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other. 704 Essays 'Of Death' There is no passlon our ancient heritage - and unwilling to witness or...address) Let every natlon know, whether it wishes us wel 705 Essays 'Of Death' It is as natural to die as to be bom; and to a little infant, perbaps, the one...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - 2000 - 339 pages
...Death, is no such terrible Enemie, when a man hath so many Attendants, about him, that can 25 winne the combat of him. Revenge triumphs over Death; Love slights it; Honour aspireth to it; [delivery from Ignominy chuseth it;] Griefe flieth to it; Feare pre-occupateth it; Nay we reade, after...
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The Idea of Race

Robert Bernasconi, Tommy Lee Lott - 2000 - 213 pages
...terrors: "There is no passion in the mind of men so weak but it mates and masters the fear of death. Revenge triumphs over death; love slights it; honour aspireth to it; grief flyeth to it; fear pre-occupateth it." cousin-marriages, very few would be made. The multitude of marriage...
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Three Deaths and Enlightenment Thought: Hume, Johnson, Marat

Stephen Miller - 2001 - 219 pages
...In "On Death" Bacon says: "Men fear Death as children fear to go in the dark . . . [but] there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and masters the fear of death. . . ." La Rochefoucauld, one of Johnson's favorite writers, agreed with Bacon: "how false is ... that...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 813 pages
...terrible. It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates0 and masters the fear of death; and therefore death...many attendants about him that can win the combat of him.0 Revenge triumphs over death; Love slights it; Honour aspireth to it;0 Grief flieth to it; Fear...
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Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1800-1930: A Source Book

Deborah Brunton - 2004 - 310 pages
...terrors: There is no passion in the mind of men so weak but it mates and masters the fear of death. Revenge triumphs over death; love slights it; honour aspireth to it; grief flyeth to it; fear pre-occupateth it. Exactly the same kind of considerations apply to marriage. The...
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The Shakespeare Code

Virginia M. Fellows - 2006 - 362 pages
...sweet prince, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. act V, sc. 2 Chapter Thirteen Tudors Out Revenge triumphs over death, love slights it, honour aspireth to it, grief flieth to it, fear preoccupateth [anticipates] it. In March 1603, Francis realized that his mother, the queen of England,...
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