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" HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. And therefore God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that... "
Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ... - Page 47
by Samuel Austin Allibone - 1880 - 752 pages
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Letters on the Laws of Man's Nature and Development

Henry George Atkinson, Harriet Martineau - Psychology - 1851 - 390 pages
...is excused for exclaiming, what would otherwise from him be ridiculous and inconsistent, that he " had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and...than that this universal frame is without a mind," or an affair of chance ; which would be nonsense, and clearly impossible. But in his Essay on Superstition,...
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Letters on the Laws of Man's Nature and Development

Henry George Atkinson, Harriet Martineau - Psychology - 1851 - 396 pages
...is excused for exclaiming, what would otherwise from him be ridiculous and inconsistent, that he " had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and...than that this universal frame is without a mind," or an affair of chance ; which would be nonsense, and clearly impossible. But in his Essay on Superstition,...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with notes by A. Spiers

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1851
...The old cry of irreligion, nay even of atheism was raised against the man who had said : " I would rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the...Alcoran than that this universal frame is without a mind ' . " But Bacon had to encounter the prejudices even of the learned. Cuffe, the Earl of Essex's secretary,...
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The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D ..., Volume 2

David Thomas
...sentiments of which we are conscious, which, on account of their ever-acting forces, coeval with * " I had rather believe all the fables in the legend,...therefore, God never wrought miracles to convince it. It is true that a little philosophy inclineth men to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth...
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The natural history of infidelity and superstition in contrast with ...

Joseph Esmond Riddle - 1852
...confound these learnings together." Bacon, Advancement of Learning, book i. chap. i. — So again, " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...is without a mind. And therefore God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy...
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The Works Of France Bacon

Basil Montagu - 1852
...magnify the Legend : a book sure of little credit with him, when he thus began one of his essays, I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind.' " I have a copy of this edition. A letter of the Lord Bacon's, in French, to the Marquess Fiat, relating...
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FRANCIS BACON

BASIL MONTAGU, ESG - 1852
...conclusions upon the real and settled faith of Lord Bacon. Bacon perhaps was sincere, when he said, 4I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and...than that this universal frame is without a mind.' But to many parts of the paradoxes we may apply his remark upon the fool, who said in his heart, but...
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The Bible Question Decided in a Correspondence

Rev. William R. Williams - 1852
...was shrewdly suspected of favouring 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. 37 We should have supposed that any kind of tendency to irreligion Vould have been the very last thing...
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The History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...

William Spalding - English literature - 1853 - 413 pages
..."Essays: or Counsels Civil and Moral ;" first published, in 1597; revised and augmented till 1625. I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...is -without a Mind. And therefore God never wrought miracle to convince Atheism ; because his ordinary works convince it. It is true that a little philosophy...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral with A table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1853
...with the other great men in the state; or else the remedy is worse than the disease. XVI. OF ATHEISM.5 I had rather believe all the fables in the legend,...without a mind. And, therefore, God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy...
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