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Fillers Endpiece

Of parents and children

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1410
  1. Francis Bacon
  1. Bacon's Essays


    The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears. They cannot utter the one, nor they will not utter the other. Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter; they increase the cares of life, but they mitigate the remembrance of death.

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