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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:1951
AUTHOR:Francis Bacon (1561–1626)
QUOTATION:Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil times, and which have much veneration but no rest. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Of Empire.
 
Note 1.
Kings are like stars: they rise and set; they have
The worship of the world, but no repose.
Percy Bysshe Shelley: Hellas. [back]
 

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