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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 Works of Francis Bacon: Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1860
...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 Montaigne saith prettily, when he inquired the reason, why the word of the lie should...
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Wit and Wisdom; Jokes, Conundrums, Sentiments, and Aphorisms

Wit - 1860
...deficiencies. Nothing is denied to well-directed labour ; nothing is ever to be attained without it. There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious. Wise men are instructed by reason ; men of less understanding, by experience : the most ignorant, by...
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The Quarterly Magazine of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows, Manchester Unity

Fraternal organizations - 1860
...men, poor shrunken things — full of melancholy and indisposition ; and unpleasing to themselves. There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame, as to be found false and perfidious. It is not the lie that passeth through the mind, but the lie that sinketh in, and eettleth in it, that...
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The Congregational Review, Volume 1

Congregationalism - 1861
...honor 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...goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet." Is it dealing fairly by God's glorious Gospel, which is " the power of God unto salvation," if in preaching...
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The Boston Review, Volume 1

Congregationalism - 1861
...honor 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...goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet." Is it dealing fairly by God's glorious Gospel, which is " the power of God unto salvation," if in preaching...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - English essays - 1861 - 586 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' it ; for these winding and crooked courses are tlie goings of the serpent, which goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet. There is no vice...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...around us a calm and steady light, more solid, more equal, and more lasting. Blair. LIAR— a Coward. There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame, as to be discovered in a lie ; for as Montaigne saitb — "A liar would be brave towards God, while ho is a...
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Selections from Various Sources

Lydia Howard Sigourney - Commonplace-books - 1863 - 240 pages
...but conceit." 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." "MEN in great places are thrice servants — servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame,...
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The National Quarterly Review, Volume 6

Edward Isidore Sears, David Allyn Gorton, Charles H. Woodman - 1863
...jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer." (This, the poet Cowper has finely used in his "Task.") "There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious." "It is a happy thing when religion is well contained within the true bond of unity." "There is no passion...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1864
...the belief of Truth, which is the enjoying of it — is the sovereign good of human nature.' ' Thcre is no vice that 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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