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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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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1858
...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...belly, and not upon the feet. There is no vice that 1 Lucretius. See the beginning of the second book. 2 verilatem out poilus veracitateni. doth so cover...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1858
...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...belly, and not upon the feet. There is no vice that i Lucretius. See the beginning of the second book. 3 veritulem aut potiue veracitatem. doth so cover...
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A Treatise on Coins, Currency, and Banking: With Observations on ..., Volume 1

Henry Nicholas Sealy - Banks and banking - 1858 - 397 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 gocth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet." P. 4.: — " Surely the wickedness of falsehood...
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A Treatise on Coins, Currency, and Banking: With Observations on the Bank ...

Henry Nicholas Sealy - Banks and banking - 1858 - 397 pages
...is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embasetli it ; for these winding and crooked courses are the...goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet." P. 4.: — " Surely the wickedness of falsehood and breach of faith cannot possibly be so highly expressed...
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The Elements of the English Language

Ernest Adams - English language - 1858 - 183 pages
...generally recognised in the seventeenth century ; but the writers of that age frequently disregard them : There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious. — Bacon. When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees, And they did make no noise. — Shakspere....
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The Eclectic Review

1858
...Vols. I. and II. London : Chapman & Hall. 1858. IN his Essay on Truth, Lord Bacon has remarked : " There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious ; and, therefore, Montaigne faith prettily, when he inquired the reason why the word lie should be...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - English essays - 1858 - 588 pages
...Truth, which is the enjoying of it — is the sovereign good of human nature.' ' Tkcre is no vice thai doth so cover a man with shame, as to be found false and perfidious.' This holds good when falsehood is practised solely for a man's private advantage : but, in a zealous...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral with A table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1859
...honour of man's nature, and that mixture of falsehood is b'ke alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth...no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to bo found false and perfidious : and therefore Montaigne saith prettily, when he inquired the reason...
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How to make money

Edwin Troxell Freedley - 1859
...boldly maintain it. Frown down all tricks ; all cunning ; all those winding and crooked courses, " the goings of the serpent, which goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet." Brand the man who violates confidence and abuses trust, as a thief. Remember the public credit of the...
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Advanced Reading Book: Literary and Scientific

Advanced reading book - Readers - 1860 - 432 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...man with shame as to be found false and perfidious ; and therefore Montaigne saith prettily, 1 Born 1561. when he inquired the reason why the word of...
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