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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Hostages
 
He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
        Lord Bacon.—Essay VIII., Of Marriage and Single Life.
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He that hath a wife and children, wants not business.
        George Herbert.—Jacula Prudentum.
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How many pledges have you given to fortune?
        Erasmus.—Household of Sir Thomas More, Page 50.
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