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" Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. "
The Works of Francis Bacon - Page 474
by Francis Bacon - 1858
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The English Theophrastus: Or, The Manners of the Age: Being the Modern ...

Abel Boyer - Character sketches - 1702 - 367 pages
...drive Bufinefs home to the full Period, but content themfelves with a Mediocrity of Succefs. Therefore it is good to compound 'Employments of both ; for that will be good for the Prr/f»f, becaufe the Vertues of either Age, may correct the Defefts of both; and good for Sncceffion,...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - English Language - 1805
...advantage of iur indolence. Ragen. A'iH'OR. n. ¡. \_actor, Lat.] i. He that acts or perform» any tiling. The virtues of either age may correct the defects of both : and good for succession, th.it young men may be learners, while men in aje are eclen. Bac-m. He who writes an Rncomium Ncronis,...
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A Manual of Essays: Selected from Various Authors

Manual - Essays - 1809
...themselves with mediocrity of success. Certainly it is good to unite both in the same employments ; for that will be good for the present, because the...succession, that young men may be learners while men in age arc actors. And lastly, good for external accidents, because authority follows old men, and favour...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 295 pages
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,...while men in age are actors; and, lastly, good for external accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favour and popularity youth: birt, for...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,...while men in age are actors ; and, lastly, good for external accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favour and popularity youth ; but for...
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Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One, Volumes 1-2

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1820 - 539 pages
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,...while men in age are actors; and, lastly, good for external accidents, because authority followe'th oW men, and favour and popularity youth: but, for...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

British prose literature - 1821
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,...employments of both ; for that will be good for the present, becanse the virtues of either age may correct the defects of both ; and good for succession, that young...
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The Pleasures of Human Life, Examined and Enumerated: With an Entertaining ...

John Platts - Conduct of life - 1822 - 764 pages
...stop nor turn. Men of Age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,...while men in Age are actors; and, lastly, good for external accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favour and popularity youth ; but for...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,...while men in age are actors ; and, lastly, good for external accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favour and popularity youth : but, for...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England..: Essays ...

Francis Bacon - English prose literature - 1825
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,...while men in age are actors; and, lastly, good for external accidents, because authority followeth old:men, and favour and popularity youth: but, for...
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