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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 Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...please them, 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,...wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house Igniew^t before it fall : it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger who digged and made...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with notes by A. Spiers

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1851
...them, and profit themselves ; and for either respect, they will abandon the good of their affairs. 2. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...the badger, who digged and made room for him. It is tho wisdom of crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour, liut that which is specially to be...
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Polonius: A Collection of Wise Saws and Modern Instances

Edward FitzGerald - 1852 - 1 pages
...is the nature of self-lovers as they will set a house on fire and it. were but to roast their eggs. Wisdom for a man's self is in many branches thereof...be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall. Bacon. "Enlighten self-interest," cries the philosopher, "do but sufficiently enlighten it ! " —...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral ; And, Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1852 - 349 pages
...edition of 1625, with the following extradt, not to be found in the previous edition : — " Wifdom for a Man's Self, is, in many Branches thereof, a depraved thing. It is the Wifdom of Rats , that will be fure to leave a Houfe, fomewhat before it fall. It is the Wifdom of the...
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The Keepsake

1852
...have already observed as existing in the conception of Nina di Easelli. The remark of Bacon, that " wisdom for a man's self is in many branches thereof a depraved thing," is yet truer if it be said of a woman; Constance, after weeping, and doubting, and wondering, during...
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Notes and Queries

1853
...Query, How and when did this popular notion (now engrafted upon our political language) originate ? "It is the wisdom of crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour."] This saying seems to be derived from the belief, that the crocodile imitates the cry of children in...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854
...please them, and profit themselves : and for either respect they will abandon the good of their affairs. ive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds...them to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most tin-lists out the badger, who digged and made room for him. It is the wisdom of crocodiles, that shed...
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Our native land, or, Scenes and sketches from British history, by the author ...

British history - 1855
...all things that have affinity with the heavens, move upon the centre of another which they benefit. "Wisdom for a man's self, is, in many branches thereof,...wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house sometime before it fall. It is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger, who digged and made...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...should fear , Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come. Shakspeare, DCCCIV. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house sometime before it fall : ;t is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger who digged and made...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856
...them, and profit themselves ; and for either respect3 they will abaudon the good of their affairs. 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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