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" Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof, a depraved thing. It is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall. "
Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ... - Page 290
by Ancient learning - 1812
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The Essays of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1908 - 227 pages
...Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof, a depraved thing. It is the wisdom of rats,8 that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall. It is the wisdom of the fox,9 that thrusts out the badger, who digged and made room for 'him. It is the wisdom of crocodiles,10...
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Essays

Francis Bacon - 1908 - 302 pages
...Affaires8. 40 Wisedome for a Man's Selfe is, in many Branches thereof, a depraved Thing. It is the Wisedome of Rats, that will be sure to leave a House somewhat before it fall. It is the Wisedome of the Fox, that thrusts out the Badger, who digged and made Roome for him. It is the Wisedome...
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Medical Brief, Volume 41

1913
...field for any physician who wishes to devote himself to a worth-while specialty in medicine. * * * WISDOM for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house some time before its fall : it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger, who digged and...
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The Modern Language Review, Volume 8

John George Robertson, Charles Jasper Sisson - 1913
...from Pliny. It was familiar in English long before Butler wrote ; as for example in Bacon's Essays, ' It is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall.' The merit of these things in Butler lies in the application. Mr Smith, however, gives an admirable...
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - 1916 - 889 pages
...them [50 and profit themselves; and for either respect they will abandon the good of their affairs. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...digged and made room for him. It is the wisdom of croco- [60 diles, that shed tears when they would devour. But that which is specially to be noted is,...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - 1916 - 792 pages
...please them and profit themselves; and for either respect they will abandon the good of their affairs. | } / 1 very ! the earth, according to the Ptolemaic theory 3 not having the same centre as * a weight placed...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892).

John Matthews Manly - 1916 - 792 pages
...please them and profit themselves; and for cither respect they will abandon the good of their affairs. ai v -Hv -@Q - 1 very 2 the earth, according to the Ptolemaic theory 3 not having the same centre as * a weight placed...
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Readings in English Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - 1917 - 512 pages
...them and profit themselves ; and for either respect they will abandon the good of 35 their affairs. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...that thrusts out the badger, who digged and made room 40 for him. It is the wisdom of crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour. But that which...
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English Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - 1918 - 512 pages
...them and profit themselves ; and for either respect they will abandon the good of 35 their affairs. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...fox, that thrusts out the badger, who digged and made loom 40 for him. It is the wisdom of crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour. But that which...
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A Guide to the English Language: Its History, Development, and Use

Herbert Charles O'Neill - 1919 - 455 pages
..." Atalanta." 1 A parody of Brooke's lines, " Who rules o'er freemen should himself be free." 1228. (It is) the wisdom of crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour. — BACON (15601626), Essays, 23 : Of Wisdom for a Man's Self, 1229. A wise son maketh a glad father....
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