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" I HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. "
The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England - Pagina cdlii
door Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1834
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The American Library of Useful Knowledge, Volume 1

Boston Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - 1831 - 320 pagina’s
...treating them -ither as subservient to logic than theology ;" and in his Essays he finely remarks, " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind. While the mind of man looketh at second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no...
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The Sunday Library; Or, The Protestant's Manual for the Sabbath-day: Being a ...

Thomas Frognall Dibdin - 1831
...time expand with gratitude, and grow warm with devotion. " I had rather believe," says Lord Bacon, " all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and...than that this universal frame is without a mind." True. But what after all avails it to us that such a mind should exist, if we are denied all communication...
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The American National Preacher, Volumes 27-30

1853
...they became fools." — ROMANS L 22. " I had rather," says Lord Bacon, " believe all the fables of the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind." This sentence, from the pen of the grent philosopher, is a very good practical commentary upon my text,...
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The poetical works of C.B. Ash, Volume 1

Charles Bowker Ash - 1831
...conduce to the better understanding thereof. NOTE 5. Which through creation has been writ in gold? " God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it."—BACON. Quis est tam vecors, qui cnm inspexerit in ccelum, mm sentiat Dcum esse?—Cir. NOTE...
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Christian Examiner, Volume 7;Volume 12

1832
...express what history proves to have been the common and spontaneous feeling of man, when he said, ' I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind.' Can we, then, suppose that a sentiment, which thus manifests itself to be one of the elements wrought...
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The American Library of Useful Knowledge, Volume 4

1832
...he was shrewdly suspected of favoring atheism, who had eloquently published to the world, " I would rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the...than that this universal frame is without a mind." We should have supposed that any kind of tendency to irreligion would have been the very last thing...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - 1833 - 216 pagina’s
...correspondence with the other great men in the state, or else the remedy is worse than the disease. OF ATHEISM. I HAD rather believe all the fables in the legend,...without a mind ; and, therefore, God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy...
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The authenticity of the Bible

Origen Bacheler - 1833
...Christian religion. " I had rather," says 'he, " believe all the fables in the Legend, the Tahnud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. God never wrought a miracle to convert aj^ Atheist, because his ordinary works confute him. A thorough...
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Helps to the Study of Presbyterianism: Or, An Unsophisticated Exposition of ...

William Gannaway Brownlow - 1834 - 299 pagina’s
...digest them, need not dread to encounter iron, adamant fish-hooks, and glassbottles! I could sooner believe all the fables in the legend, and the Talmud, and the Koran, than that the doctrine of Calvinism has any foundation in truth. I will here add the views of...
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Character of Lord Bacon: His Life and Work ...

Thomas Martin - 1835 - 367 pagina’s
...moves round its own axis ; * and even Bacon himself — he who had nobly and eloquently said, that ' / had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and...than that this universal frame is without a mind,'-\- — escaped not the bigoted attacks of the school-divines, who attempted to cry down his philosophical...
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