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" Yesterday I took my place in chancery, which I hold only for the king's grace and favour, and your constant friendship. There was much ado, and a great deal of world ; but this matter of pomp, which is heaven to some men, is hell to me, or purgatory at... "
Letters - Page 94
by Francis Bacon - 1850
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Bacon's Essays, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1886 - 302 pages
...when he rides to court as Lord Chancellor, with three hundred gallants attending him, he writes that this matter of pomp, which is heaven to some men, is hell to me, or ptirgatory at least. His manner of life and meditative habits seriously interfere with the arrangement...
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The Strange Case of Francis Tidir

Parker Woodward - 1901 - 117 pages
...this world I hate ye." "Yesterday I took my place in Chancery. . . . There was much ado and a great deal of world. But this matter of pomp which is heaven...to some men is hell to me, or purgatory at least." — Bacon, Letter to Buckingham, May 8th, 1617. " He had nothing in him of vain glory, but yet kept...
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The Tragedy of Sir Francis Bacon: An Appeal for Further Investigation and ...

Harold Bayley - 1902 - 334 pages
...eagerly Bacon seized every opportunity to get to his beloved books. We find him writing to Buckingham : " This matter of pomp, which is Heaven to some men, is Hell to me" (May, 1617). It is not an unlikely probability that, having sounded all the depths and shoals of honour—...
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The Shakespeare Symphony: An Introduction to the Ethics of the Elizabethan Drama

Harold Bayley - 1906 - 418 pages
...Learning) 1 605. Keep a mean.... Golden mediocrity. RANDOLPH (Muses Looking Glass i. iv and vi) 1638. This matter of pomp which is Heaven to some men is Hell to me BACON (Letter to BUCKINGHAM) 1617. Greatness, with private men Esteem'da blessing, is to me a curse...
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The Bar: West Virginia, Volume 14

1907 - 550 pages
...to Buckingham, describing the affair, he makes light of it — says there was "much ado," and adds: "But this matter of pomp, which is heaven to some men, is hell to me, or purgatory at least." To crown his prosperity, the first installment of his great philosophic work, the Novum Organum, made...
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The Law Student's Helper, Volume 15

1907 - 474 pages
...to Buckingham, describing the affair, he makes light of it — says there was "much ado," and adds. "But this matter of pomp, which is heaven to some men, is hell to me, or purgatory at least." To crown his prosperity, the first installment of his great philosophic work, the Novum Organum, made...
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John Donne: The Reformed Soul

John Stubbs - 2007 - 604 pages
...inaugural day of processions and ceremonies, culminating in a feast costing an astronomical £700. 'But this matter of pomp, which is heaven to some men, is hell to me, or purgatory at least.'18 In the following weeks he developed gout, skimped on his legal duties, and ignored a couple...
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Unitarian Review and Religious Magazine, Volume 12

Charles Lowe, Henry Wilder Foote, John Hopkins Morison, Henry H. Barber, James De Normandie, Joseph Henry Allen - 1879 - 712 pages
...his seat with great pomp and unusual magnificence; perhaps from prudential reasons, for he says,"This matter of pomp, which is heaven to some men, is hell to me, or purgatory at least." He begins to feel the effect of care on his health; misses a star-chamber day; sits down at the end...
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