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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 Lord Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1873 - 240 pages
...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 crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour.5 But that which is specially to be noted is, that those which (as Cicero says of Pompey) 1...
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Twenty of Bacon's essays, ed. by F. Storr

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1874
...good of their affairs. Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof, 22 a depraved thing—it is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave...made room for him. It is the wisdom of crocodiles, 23 that shed tears when they would devour. But that which is specially to be noted is, that those which...
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Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1876
...them, and profit themselves ; and for either respect they will abandon the good of their affairs. 4o Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...digged and made room for him. It is the wisdom of 45 crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour. But that which is specially to be noted is,...
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The navy of to-day, its moral and intellectual condition

Navy - 1878
...the paltry satisfaction of being cleverer than your neighbours, or gaining the victory in argument. "Wisdom for a man's self is in many branches thereof a depraved thing," says Lord Bacon. " It is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it...
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Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott. Text only, with ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1879
...them, and profit themselves ; and for either respect they will abandon the good of their affairs. 40 Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof,...digged and made room for him. It is the wisdom of 45 crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour. But that which is specially to be noted is,...
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A manual of English composition

Theophilus Dwight Hall - 1880 - 211 pages
...king and country. It is a poor centre of a man's actions, himself. . . . Wisdom for a man's self J is, in many branches thereof, a depraved thing.§...wisdom of rats,|| that will be sure to leave a house some time before it fall ; it is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger vtho digged and...
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Bacon

Thomas Fowler - 1881 - 202 pages
...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 the fox, that thrusts out the...crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour." . . . . " An ant is a wise creature for itself, but it is a shrewd thing in an orchard or garden. And...
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Bacon

Thomas Fowler - 1881 - 202 pages
...been so apt a disciple as Dr. Abbott supposes, what actually occur are such expressions as these : "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....
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Bacon's Essays, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1881
...them, and profit themselves ; and for either respect they will abandon the good of their affairs. 4o Wisdom for a man's self is, in many branches thereof, a depraved thing. It is the wisdom 0f rats, that will be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall. It is the wisdom of the fox, that...
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The Promus of Formularies and Elegancies

Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare, Constance Mary (Fearon) Pott, Mrs. Henry Pott - 1883 - 628 pages
...labouring i' the winter. (Lear, ii. 4.) Self-love is the most prohibited sin in the canon. (All's W. \. 1.) Wisdom for a man's self is in many branches thereof...be sure to leave a house somewhat before it fall. (Ess. Of Wisd.) They prepar'd A rotten carcass of a boat, . . . the very rats Instinctively have quit...
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