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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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The shield of dissent; or, Dissent in its bearings on legislation. With ...

Edward Swaine - Church and state - 1839 - 148 pages
...honour of man's nature, and that mixture of falsehood, is like alloy in coin of gold or silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth...goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet."* It is good to be liberal ; needful to be just. If morality is more than a matter of convention, if...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...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...man with shame as to be found false and perfidious ; and therefore Montaigne saith prettily, when he inquired the reason why the word of the lie should...
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Lives of Celebrated American Indians

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Indians - 1844 - 315 pages
...is the honor of man's nature : and that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth...goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet." " He that dies in an earnest pursuit, is like one that is wounded in hot blood ; who for the time hardly...
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Famous Men of Modern Times, Volume 1

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Biography - 1844 - 315 pages
...is the honor of man's nature : and that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth...goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet." " He that dies in an earnest pursuit, is like one that is wounded in hot blood ; who for the time hardly...
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A Present from a Pastor to His Young Parishioners: In Ten Discourses; Urging ...

James Flint - Youth - 1844 - 328 pages
...is like alloy in coin of gold and silver; which may make the metal work the better, but it debaseth it; for these winding and crooked courses are the...goeth basely upon the belly and not upon the feet." It is only for mercenary purposes, let it be observed, that the precious metals are made " to work...
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Famous Men of Modern Times, Volume 1

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Authors - 1844 - 288 pages
...falsehood is like alloy in gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embascth it : for these winding and crooked courses are the...goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet." " He that dies in an earnest pursuit, is like one that is wounded in hot blood ; who for the time hardly...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1845 - 372 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...doth so cover a man with shame, as to be found false 4* and perfidious. And therefore Montaigne saith prettily, when he enquireth the reason, why the word...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - Philosophers - 1846
...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...man with shame as to be found false and perfidious. And therefore Mountaigny saith prettily, when he inquired the reason, Why the word of the lie should...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - Philosophers - 1846
...mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the hetter, but it embaseth it. For these winding and crooked...man with shame as to be found false and perfidious. And therefore Mountaigny saith prettily, when he inquired the reason, Why the word of the lie should...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a Life of the ...

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1848
...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...serpent; which goeth basely upon the belly, and not npon the feet. There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious...
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