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" That a friend is another himself; for that a friend is far more than himself. Men have their time, and die many times in desire of some things which they principally take to heart ; the bestowing of a child, the finishing of a work, or the like. If a... "
The Works of Francis Bacon - Page 129
by Francis Bacon - 1815
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

Literature - 1909
...the ancients, to say, that a friend is another himself; for that a friend is far more than himself. Men have their time, and die many times in desire...some things which they principally take to heart; the bestowing1* of a child, the finishing of a work, or the like. If a man have a true friend, he may rest...
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Other Selves: Philosophers on Friendship

Michael Pakaluk - Philosophy - 1991 - 273 pages
...the ancients, to say, that a friend is another himself: for that a friend is far more than himself. Men have their time, and die many times in desire...him. So that a man hath as it were two lives in his desires. A man hath a body, and that body is confined to a place; but where friendship is, all offices...
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Resistant Structures: Particularity, Radicalism, and Renaissance Texts

Richard Strier - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 256 pages
...with nondisillusioned realism if we return briefly to his treatment of friendship. Bacon asserts that "if a man have a true friend, he may rest almost secure that the care of those things [the person's long-range projects] will continue after him." Fish can only read "almost secure" here...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1999 - 216 pages
...the ancients, to say,* that 'a friend is another himself; for that a friend is far more than himself. Men have their time,* and die many times in desire...some things which they principally take to heart; the bestowing12 of a child, the finishing of a work, or the like. If a man have a true friend, he may rest...
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Understanding The Merchant of Venice: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources ...

Jay L. Halio - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 181 pages
...ancients to say, "that a friend is another of himself," for that a friend is far more than himself. Men have their time and die many times in desire of...him; so that a man hath, as it were, two lives in his desires. A man hath a body, and that body is confined to a place; but where friendship is, all offices...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 339 pages
...Ancients, to 225 say, That a Frend is another Himselfe: For that a Frend is farre more then Himselfe. Men have their Time, and die many times in desire...Heart; The Bestowing of a Child, The Finishing of a Worke, Or the like. If a Man have a true Frend, he may 230 rest almost secure, that the Care of those...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2002 - 813 pages
...and die many times in desire0 of some things which they principally take to heart;0 the bestowing0 of a child, the finishing of a work, or the like....him. So that a man hath, as it were, two lives in his desires.0 A man hath a body, and that body is confined to a place; but where friendship is, all offices0...
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Sexuality and Citizenship: Metamorphosis in Elizabethan Erotic Verse

Jim Ellis, James Richard Ellis - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 292 pages
...the traditions of writing on male friendship, is both 'another himself and 'far more than himself: Men have their time, and die many times in desire...him. So that a man hath as it were two lives in his desires. A man hath a body, and that body is confined to a place; but where friendship is, all offices...
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Essays

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2007 - 156 pages
...the ancients, to say, that a friend is another himself; for that a friend is far more than himself. Men have their time, and die many times in desire...some things which they principally take to heart; the bestowing*8 of a child, the finishing of a work, or the like. If a man have a true friend, he may rest...
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Male Friendship in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Thomas MacFaul - Literary Criticism - 2007
...works after death, as the sense in which the friend can be a second (or auxiliary) self, arguing that 'If a man have a true friend, he may rest almost secure that the care of [his works] will continue after him. So that a man has, as it were, two lives in his desires.'24 Hamlet...
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