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" The ripeness or unripeness of the occasion (as we said) must ever be well weighed; and generally it is good to commit the beginnings of all great actions to Argus, with his hundred eyes; and the ends to Briareus, with his hundred hands, — first to watch,... "
Lord Bacon's Essays, Or Counsels Moral and Civil: Translated from the Latin ... - Page 133
by Francis Bacon - 1720 - 448 pages
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The essays, or Counsels, civil & moral, with a table of the colours of good ...

1680
...is another extream. The RJpenefs or Unripenefs of the Occalion, (as { as we faid ) mult ever be well weighed , and generally it is good to commit the beginnings of all great AĞions to Argus with his hundred eyes, and the ends to Briareus with his hundred hands , tirft to...
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A manual of essays, selected from various authors

Manual - 1809
...them, is another extreme. The ripeness or unripeness of the Occasion (as we said) must ever be well weighed; and generally it is good to commit the beginnings...actions to Argus -with his hundred eyes, and the ends to Briareus with his hundred hands; first to watch and then to speed. The helmet of Pluto, which makes...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 295 pages
...them, is another extreme. The ripeness or unripeness of the occasion (as we said) must ever be well weighed; and generally it is good to commit the beginnings of all greal actions to Argos with his hundred eyes, and the ends to Briareus with his hundred hands; first...
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Proverbs: Chiefly Taken from the Adagia of Erasmus, with Explanations; and ...

Robert Bland - Proverbs - 1814
...waves of fortune, and be full of inconstancy, doing and undoing, like the reeling of a drunken man. It is good to commit the beginnings of all great actions to Argus with his hundred eyes, and the ends to Briareus with his hundred hands : for the helmet of Pluto, which maketh the politic man to go invisible,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815
...them is another extreme. The ripeness or unripeness of the occasion, (as we said,) must ever be well weighed ; and generally it is good to commit the beginnings of all great actions to Argos with his hundred eyes, and the ends to Briareus with his hundred hands ; first to watch, and...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1818 - 290 pages
...them, is another extreme. The ripeness or unripeness of the occasion (as we said) must ever be well weighed ; and generally it is good to commit the beginnings...actions to Argus with his hundred eyes, and the ends to Briareus with his hundred hands ; first to watch, and then to speed. For the helmet of Pluto, which...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818
...them, is another extreme. The ripeness or unripeness of the occasion (as we said) must ever be well weighed ; and generally it is good to commit the beginnings...actions to Argus with his hundred eyes, and the ends to Briareus with his hundred hands ; first to watch, and then to speed. For the helmet of Pluto, which...
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The works of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...them, is another extreme. The ripeness or unripeness of the occasion, as we said, must ever be well weighed ; and generally it is good to commit the beginnings...actions to Argus with his hundred eyes, and the ends to Briareus with his hundred hands : first to watch, and then to speed. For the helmet of Pluto, which...
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Essays moral, economical and political

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...them, is another extreme. The ripeness or unripeness of the occasion, (as we said) must ever be well weighed ; and generally it is good to commit the beginnings of all great actions to Argos with his hundred eyes, and the ends to Briareus with his hundred hands ; first to watch, and...
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Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One, Volumes 1-2

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1820 - 539 pages
...them, is another extreme. The ripeness or unripeness of the occasion, (as we said) must ever be well weighed;" and generally it is good to commit the beginnings of all great actions to Argos with his hundred eyes, and the ends to Briareus with his hundred bands; first to watch, and then...
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