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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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Essays, English and American

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1920 - 464 pages
...them and profit them-, selves; and for either respect9 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 crocodiles,10 that shed tears when they would devour. But that which is specially to be noted is, that...
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Some Pirates and Marmaduke

Edward Augustine Wyke-Smith - 1921 - 208 pages
...than he had expected, and even the saturnine Mr. Burgeon could not choose but smile. CHAPTER VII " Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...depraved thing. It is the wisdom of rats, that will be seen to leave a house somewhat before it fall. It is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger,...
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English Journal, Volume 12

1923
...second a statement of fact. The following paragraph, however, shows development in the true sense: Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it falls. It is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger who digged and made room for him. It...
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English Journal, Volume 12

1923
...second a statement of fact. The following paragraph, however, shows development in the true sense: Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it falls. It is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger who digged and made room for him. It...
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Popular Fallacies Explained and Corrected: (with Copious References to ...

Alfred Seabold Eli Ackermann - 1923 - 984 pages
...Bacon lending his support to this fallacy, for in his Essay, " Of Wisdom for a Man's Self," he says, " It is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall." The following paragraph appeared in Pearson's Weekly for October 9, 1897 :— " How DO BIRDS FORETELL...
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English Prose and Poetry

John Matthews Manly - 1926 - 882 pages
...please them and profit themselves; and for either respect they will abandon the good of their affairs. ief of St. Veronica, on which the face of Jesus was...sail I8 seized 19 cross M brass и in the country 22 1 very 3 the earth, according to the Ptolemaic theory 3 not having the same centre as 4 a weight placed...
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Century Readings in the English Essay

Louis Wann - 1926 - 529 pages
...of and a power to feign, if there be no their affairs. remedy. Wisdom for a man's self is in many 15 branches thereof a depraved thing. It is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to OF WISDOM FOR A MAN'S SELF leave a house somewhat before it fall. It is the wisdom of the fox, that...
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The Railway Conductor, Volume 32

1915
...rest of the world." Francis Bacon In his "Essays" says : "Wisdom for a man's self is. In many hranches thereof, a depraved thing. It is the wisdom of rats that will be sure tit leave a house somewhat before It falls. It is the wisdom of the fox that thrusts out the badger...
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The Greatest of Literary Problems: The Authorship of the Shakespeare Works ...

James Phinney Baxter - 1915 - 685 pages
...venemous, Weares yet a precious Jewell in his head. As You like It, 11, I. Rats quitting a fallen house It is the wisdom of rats that will be sure to leave a house before it fall. Essay on Wisdom Instinctively the very rats have quit it. Tempest, i, 2. Revealing...
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The Story of Philosophy

Will Durant - 1961 - 543 pages
...circumstantially in Abbott's Francis Bacon; these would apply to him his own words: "Wisdom for a man's self is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it falls" (Essay "Of Wisdom for a Man's Self). The case for Bacon is given in Spedding's Life and Times...
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