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" Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. "
The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon - Page 163
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818
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The English Theophrastus: Or, The Manners of the Age. Being the Modern ...

Conduct of life - 1702 - 383 pages
...drive Bufinefs home to the full Period, but content themfelves with a Mediocrity of Succefs. Therefore it is good to compound 'Employments of both ; for that will be good for the Prr/f»f, becaufe the Vertues of either Age, may correct the Defefts of both; and good for Sncceffion,...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805
...advantage of iur indolence. Ragen. A'iH'OR. n. ¡. \_actor, Lat.] i. He that acts or perform» any tiling. The virtues of either age may correct the defects of both : and good for succession, th.it young men may be learners, while men in aje are eclen. Bac-m. He who writes an Rncomium Ncronis,...
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A manual of essays, selected from various authors

Manual - 1809
...his youth not merely in enors but in madnesses. that will neither stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little ; repent too soon, and seldom drive business to its full period, but content themselves with mediocrity of success. Certainly it is good to unite...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

British prose literature - 1821
...acknowledge or retract them, like an unready horse, that will neither stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little,...employments of both ; for that will be good for the present, becanse the virtues of either age may correct the defects of both ; and good for succession, that young...
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Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen, Volume 5

Walter Savage Landor - Imaginary conversations - 1829
...what can be truer, what can be more novel or more eloquent, than this sentence ? " Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little,...content themselves with a mediocrity of success." What he says of Beauty is less considerate. BARROW. I do not wonder at it: Beauty is not stript in...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 11

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...thy graces Hume both in word and deed. Id. Tempest. Men of age object too much, adventure too little, and seldom drive business home to the full period...but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Bacon. Let the exportation of home commodities be more in value than the importation of foreign. Id....
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 14

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...should be dra\rn unto it only for a time, and afterwards return to a mediocrity ? Hooker. Men of age seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of .success. Bacon. ТЬсте appeared a sudden and marvellous conversion in the duke's case, from the most exalted...
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Letters and Essays in Prose and Verse

Richard Sharp - English literature - 1834 - 268 pages
...at once a great and a common evil. There is much truth in Bacon's complaint " That some men object too much, " consult too long, adventure too little,...repent too " soon, and seldom drive business home " Even moderation itself may sometimes be folly or cowardice. On the Exclusion-bill being opposed in...
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Letters and essays in prose and verse [by R.Sharp].

Richard Sharp - 1834
...at once a great and a common evil. There is much truth in Bacon's complaint? " That some men object too much, consult " too long, adventure too little,...repent too soon, and " seldom drive business home." Even moderation itself may sometimes be folly or cowardice. On the Exclusion-bill being opposed in...
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Selections from Jeremy Taylor [and others] designed to assist in forming the ...

Edward Stanley Bosanquet - 1840
...acknowledge or retract them, like an unready horse, that will neither stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little,...but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. VAIN GLORY. (Lord Bacon's Essays. Vain Glory.) It was prettily devised of ./Esop, the fly sat upon...
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