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" The rising unto place is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains ; and it is sometimes base, and by indignities men come to dignities. The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy... "
The works of Francis Bacon - Page 43
by Francis Bacon - 1815
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Works: Collected and edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1858
...power ouer a mans selfe. The rising vnto place is laborious, and by paines men come to greater paines: and it is sometimes base, and by indignities men come...to dignities : the standing is slippery ; and the régresse is either a downefall, or at least an Ecclipse ; which is a malancholy thing. Nay, retire,...
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The life and correspondence of Francis Bacon [by J. F. Foard].

J F. Foard - 1861
...the summit of his ambition he will write : — " It is a strange desire, to seek power and to lose liberty ; or to seek power over others, and to lose...standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy thing." This is place in contemplation —...
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Selections from Various Sources

Commonplace-books - 1863 - 240 pages
...actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire to seek power and lose liberty; or to seek power above others, and to lose power over a man's self. The rising...pains, and it is sometimes base, and by indignities, that men come to dignities. The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1864
...persons, nor2 in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty, or to seek power over others, and to lose...pains ; and it is sometimes base, and by indignities 3 men come to dignities. The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least...
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Gems of literature, elegant, rare and suggestive

Gems - 1866
...persons, nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty, or to seek power over others and to lose...at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy thing. Nay, men cannot retire when they would, neither will they when it were reason, but are impatient of...
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The literary reader: prose authors, with biogr. notices &c. by H.G. Robinson

Hugh George Robinson - 1867
...nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire, to seek power and to lose liberty; to seek power over others, and to lose power over...base; and by indignities men come to dignities."— Essay, Of Great Place. 12. Strike him in tfte face like dors.— A dor is a dor-beetle. This insect,...
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Lord Bacon's Essays: With a Sketch of His Life and Character, Reviews of His ...

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - Biography & Autobiography - 1867 - 426 pages
...persons, nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire to seek power [2] and to lose liberty ; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self. The rising unto [3] power is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains : and it is sometimes base, and by indignities...
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Extracts from English literature

John Rolfe - History - 1867 - 383 pages
...their associates are little. JOHNSON. GEEAT PLACE. IT is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty ; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self. * * * Certainly, great persons had need to borrow other men's opinions to think themselves happy ;...
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Three books of offices, or Moral duties: and his Cato major, an essay on old ...

Marcus Tullius Cicero - History - 1868 - 343 pages
...their persons, nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire to seek power and lose liberty, or to seek power over others and to lose...standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy thing ; ' cum non sia qui fueris non «sse cur...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately, Franklin Fiske Heard - 1868 - 641 pages
...persons, nor" in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty, or to seek power over others, and to lose...standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy thing : ' Cum non sis qui fueris non esse cur...
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