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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 Freemason's Monthly Magazine, Volume 23

1864
...it interferes with the convenience, or advantage of self. " Selfishness (to quote Lord Bacon again) is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall ; the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger, who digged it and made room for him ; the wisdom...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1864
...they will abandon the good of their affairs. Wisdom for a man's eelf is, in many branches thereof, .1 depraved thing : it is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a bouse some time before its fall : it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger, who digged...
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The Freemason's Monthly Magazine, Volume 23

1864
...it interferes with the convenience, or advantage of self. " Selfishness (to quote Lord Bacon again) is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a houso somewhat before it fall ; the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger, who digged it and...
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Lord Bacon's Essays: With a Sketch of His Life and Character, Reviews of His ...

Francis Bacon - 1867 - 426 pages
...respect they will abandon the good of their affairs. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches [7] thereof, a depraved thing : it is the wisdom of rats that will be sure to leave a house some time before it fall : it is the wisdom of the fox that thrust out the badger who digged and made...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 641 pages
...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 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 British Quarterly Review, Volume 42

Henry Allon - 1865
...temptation, and succumbed to it. ' Wisdom for a ' man's self,' he remarks, in one of his essays, ' is a depraved ' thing. It is the wisdom of rats, that...will be sure to leave a ' house somewhat before it falls. It is the wisdom of a fox, ' which thrusts out the badger who digged and made room for ' him....
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Bacon's Essays: And Colours of Good and Evil

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 388 pages
...Affaires. Wisedome for a Mans 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 & made Roome for him. It is the Wisedome...
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Biographia Juridica: A Biographical Dictionary of the Judges of England from ...

Edward Foss - 1870 - 792 pages
...himself may be applied the close of his twenty-third essay, ' On the Wisdom for a Man's self: '— ' 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 liim....
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The Christian world magazine (and family visitor).

1870
...there are those who will set a house on fire if onlv to roast their own eggs." Further he continues, " Wisdom for a man's self is in many branches thereof...depraved thing; it is the wisdom of rats that will be'sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall; it is the wisdom of the.fox that thrusts out the...
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Biographia juridica. A biographical dictionary of the judges of England from ...

Edward Foss - 1870
...himself may be spplied the close of his twenty-third essay, • On the Wisdom for a Man's self: '— ' Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof, a depraved thing. It is the wisdom of rate, that will be eure to leave a bms« somewhat before it falls. It is the ivisdom of the fox, that...
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