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" ... no receipt openeth the heart but a true friend, to whom you may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes, suspicions, counsels, and whatsoever lieth upon the heart to oppress it, in a kind of civil shrift or confession. "
Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One - Page 126
by Francis Bacon - 1820 - 539 pages
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Representative English Essays

Warner Taylor - American essays - 1923 - 499 pages
...the liver; steel to open the spleen; flowers of sulphur for the lungs; castoreum 2 for the brain; but no receipt openeth the heart but a true friend, to...is a strange thing to observe how high a rate great kings•and monarchs do set upon this fruit of friendship whereof we speak; so great, as they purchase...
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A Little Book of Friendship

Joseph Morris, St. Clair Adams - Friendship - 1925 - 150 pages
...liver, steel to open the spleen, flowers 12 of sulphur for the lungs, castoreum 13 for the brain; but no receipt openeth the heart, but a true friend, to whom you may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes, sus-pkiefts-,— counsels, and wliatsoTv~eT~tietK~upon the heart to oppress it, hi a kind of eivirshrift...
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Kentucky State Bar Association ...

Kentucky State Bar Association - Bar associations - 1912
...friendship he taketh it of the beasts and not from humanity." On the other hand the same author said : "No receipt openeth the heart but a true friend, to...and whatsoever lieth upon the heart to oppress it, etc." . . . "This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects, for it redoubleth...
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The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

William Shakespeare - American drama - 1976 - 310 pages
...was only obtained by speaking to a friend (Macbeth, IV.iii. 209-11). Bacon, Of Friendship, . . . 'but no receipt openeth the heart but a true friend, to whom you may impart griefs. . .'. 220-7 The . . . expedition. Is this abrupt change to prose- to emphasize the return to affairs...
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Friendship

Joel D. Block - Family & Relationships - 1980 - 224 pages
...the liver, steel to open the spleen, flower of sulphur for the lungs, castoreum for the brain, but no receipt openeth the heart but a true friend, to...lieth upon the heart to oppress it, in a kind of civil shift or confession. FRANCIS BACON The better part of one's life consists of his friendships. ABRAHAM...
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Containing papers of ..., Volume 79

Royal Society (Great Britain) - Biology - 1907
...and character secured the devoted attachment of a wider circle. There are many to whom he was that " true friend to whom you may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes, suspicions, counsels, and whatsoever Heth upon the heart to oppress it," many to whom the memory of his intimate friendship will remain...
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Friendship: A Book of Quotations

Herb Galewitz - Literary Collections - 1999 - 54 pages
...the liver; steel to open the spleen; flowers of sulphur for the lungs; castoreum for the brain; but no receipt openeth the heart but a true friend, to...oppress it, in a kind of civil shrift or confession. The best preservative to keep the mind on health is the faithful admonition of a friend. There is little...
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Friends: What Would I Do Without Them? : Finding Real and Valuable ...

Emma S. Etuk - Family & Relationships - 1999 - 268 pages
...want true friends, without which the world is but a wilderness."7 Furthermore, Bacon contended that "no receipt openeth the heart but a true friend, to...lieth upon the heart to oppress it, in a kind of civil shift or confession."8 For Cicero, "nothing in the world is more excellent than friendship ... It's...
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On Virtue Ethics

Rosalind Hursthouse - Philosophy - 1999 - 286 pages
...says, 'A principal fruit of friendship is the ease and discharge of the fulness of the heart . . . No receipt openeth the heart but a true friend, to whom you may impart whatsoever lieth upon the heart to oppress it.' And who would want to be loved and respected for a...
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Understanding The Merchant of Venice: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources ...

Jay L. Halio - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 181 pages
...to open the spleen, flower of sulphur for the lungs, castorem for the brain; but no receipt [recipe] openeth the heart but a true friend, to whom you may...oppress it, in a kind of civil shrift or confession. . . . [T]his communicating of a man's self to his friend works to contrary effect, for it redoubleth...
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