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" ... it ; for these winding and crooked courses are the goings of the serpent, which goeth basely upon the belly and not upon the feet. There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious. "
Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott - Page 1
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1876
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Illustrations of Lying, in All Its Branches

Amelia Opie - Truthfulness and falsehood - 1827 - 283 pages
...honour of man's nature, and that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth...belly, and not upon the feet. There is no vice that docs so overwhelm a man with shame, as to be found false or perfidious : and therefore Montaigne saith...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 360 pages
...the honour of man's nature, and mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which make the metal work the better, but it embaseth it:...goeth basely upon the belly and not upon the feet. — Lord Bacon. CCCXXVL Rest unto our souls! — 'tis all we want — the end of all our wishes and...
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Illustrations of Lying: In All Its Branches

Amelia Opie - Truthfulness and falsehood - 1829 - 224 pages
...honour of man's nature, and that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth...winding and crooked courses are the goings of the serpant, which goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet. TUere is no vice that does so overwhelm...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which make the metal work the better, but it cmbaseth it : for these winding and crooked courses are the goings of the serpent; wluch goeth basely upon the belly and not upon the feet. — lard Bacon. CCCXXVI. Rest unto our souls!...
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Letters on Masonry and Anti-masonry: Addressed to the Hon. John Quincy Adams

William Leete Stone - 1832 - 566 pages
...is essential, to the same ends, and in the same degree." '• There is no vice," says lord Bacon, " that doth so cover " a man with shame, as to be found false and perfidious." The case of other members of the masonic fraternity, however, who have disclosed the secrets of the...
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Illustrations of Lying: In All Its Branches

Amelia Opie - Truthfulness and falsehood - 1832 - 224 pages
...falsehood is like alloy in coin of gc 1. 1 and silver which may make the metal work the better, Imt it embaseth it. For these winding and crooked courses are the goings of the serpant, which goeth base!y upon tho belly, and not upon the feet. TUere is no vice that does BO overwhehu...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1833 - 216 pages
...honour of man's nature, and that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth...crooked courses are the goings of the serpent, which goetii basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet. (There is no vice that doth so cover a man with...
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The golden rules of life; or, Every body's friend

Golden rules - 1835
...greater treachery than first to raise a confidence and then deceive it. — Spectator. Perfidy. — There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious. — Lord Bacon. Contentment. — A contented mind and a good conscience will make a man happy in all...
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Materials for thinking, extracted from the works of ancient and modern ...

1837
...the mind of man ; and so rests upon it, and buries it in inactivity. — Charron. 938. Falsehood. — There is no vice, that doth so cover a man with shame, as to be found false and perfidious. — Bacon. 939. A gentleman of fortune will be often complaining of taxes, that his estate is inconsiderable,...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1838
...honour of man's nature ; and that mixture of falsehood is like allay in coin of gold and silver; which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth...man with shame, as to be found false and perfidious. And therefore Montague saith prettily, when he inquired the reason, why the word of the lie should...
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