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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. "
The Works of Francis Bacon - Page 375
by Francis Bacon - 1858
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Texas Review, Volume 7

Texas - 1922
...a lie" a pleasure, does the mixing so cleverly that the lie is not evident. "There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious, ' ' remarks Bacon, the keen observer; but to make a good story is not considered perfidy in the newspaper...
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Representative English Essays

Warner Taylor - American essays - 1923 - 499 pages
...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...that he is brave towards God and a coward towards men." For a lie faces God and shrinks from man. Surely the wickedness of falsehood and breach of faith...
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Adventures in Essay Reading: Essays Selected by the Department of Rhetoric ...

University of Michigan. Dept. of Rhetoric and Journalism - American essays - 1924 - 428 pages
...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...that he is brave towards God and a coward towards men." For a lie faces God, and shrinks from man. Surely the wickedness of falsehood and breach of faith...
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Progressive Readings in Prose

Rudolph Wilson Chamberlain, Joseph Sheldon Gerry Bolton - American prose literature - 1923 - 376 pages
...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. And therefore Montaigne3 saith prettily, when he inquired the reason why the word of the lie should be such a disgrace,...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

Literature - 1909
...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...such a disgrace and such an odious charge. Saith he, // it be well weighed, to say that a man lieth, is as much to say, as that he is brave towards God...
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Truth Games: Lies, Money, and Psychoanalysis

John Forrester - Psychology - 2000 - 210 pages
...lying, already signaled by Montaigne's acute observation (in the splendid version of Francis Bacon): "If it be well weighed, to say that a man lieth, is...that he is brave towards God and a coward towards men." If there is no God, the liar is not obliged to be brave toward anyone. The critique of the absolutist...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1999 - 216 pages
...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...it be well weighed, to say that a man lieth, is as 1 although 2 perceptions 3 passions 4 trust in 5 thing created 6 time of rest, cessation of labour...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 339 pages
...of the Serpent; which goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the Feet. 70 There is no Vice, that doth so cover a Man with Shame, as to be found false, and perfidious. And therefore Mountaigny saith prettily, when he enquired the reason, why the word of the Lie, should be such a Disgrace,...
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Truth, Trust and Medicine

Jennifer C. Jackson - Medical - 2001 - 172 pages
...information should be given to an appropriate person . . . .' 3 Why truthfulness matters 1 Not Francis Bacon: 'If it be well weighed, to say that a man lieth, is as much as to say, that he is brave towards God, and a coward towards men. For a lie faces God and shrinks...
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Traversing the Democratic Borders of the Essay

Cristina Kirklighter - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 160 pages
...fun at Montaigne's personal disclosures: "And therefore Mountaigny saith prettily, when he enquired the reason, why the word of the Lie, should be such a Disgrace, and such an Odious Charge"? (Kiernan 8). Although Bacon may have had knowledge and even adapted part of Montaigne's essay form,...
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