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" It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground... "
The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ... - Page 3
by Francis Bacon - 1818 - 290 pages
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 14

1801
...but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth, and to see the error and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale...always that this prospect be with pity, and not with self-sufficiency and pride. Surely, it is a heaven upon earth to have our minds move in charity, rest...
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A COMPENDIOUS VIEW OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY

CHARLES MAYO, L.L.B - 1804
...of high repute, " that no pleasure is comparable to the standing " upon the vantage ground of truth; and to see the errors and wanderings, and mists and " tempests in the vale below." •'—No period of history ever afforded so great a variety of such objects to engage the attention...
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A Biographical History of England, from the Revolution to the End ..., Volume 1

Mark Noble - 1806
...faces " God, and shrinks from men. No pleasure is (l comparable to the standing upon the advantage *' of truth ; an hill not to be commanded, and " where the air is always clear and serene. A lie " serves for dissimulation, forperfidiousness, and " almost The following extract is from...
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The Temple of Truth: Or, The Best System of Reason, Philosophy, Virtue, and ...

Charles Edward De Coetlogon - 1807 - 566 pages
...vantage-ground of Trutht and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests of the vale beneath ; so always, that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling, or pride." BACON'S ESSAYS; I perfectly agree with a philosophical writer, whom I cannot always approve, when he...
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The temple of truth: or, The best system of reason, philosophy, virtue, and ...

Charles Edward De Coetlogon - 1807
...vantage-ground oiTrutht and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests of the vale beneath ; so always, that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling, or pride." BACON'S ESIAYS; I perfectly agree with a philosophical writer, whom I cannot always approve, when he...
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A Manual of Essays: Selected from Various Authors

Manual - 1809
...the adventures thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth :" (an hill not to be commanded, and where...always clear and serene :) and to see the errors, and wandrings, and mists, and tempests in the vale below : so always that this prospect be with pity, and...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - 1812 - 295 pages
...adventures thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always...rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth. The pass from theological and philosophical truth to the truth of civil business, it will be acknowledged,...
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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812
...follow truth too near the heels, it may happily strike out his teeth. SIR WALTER RALEGH. • i ' . ' CERTAINLY it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's...rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth. .„ , , .... LORD BACON. IT will be acknowledged, even by those that practise it not, that clear and...
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ..., Volume 24

New Church gen. confer - 1877
...thereof below ; but no pleasure is comparable to that of standing on the vantage-ground of truth, a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always...wanderings and mists and tempests in the vale below." The true Christian goes farther than the pagan poet. He sees his brother wandering and yearns to help...
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Proverbs, Chiefly Taken from the Adagia of Erasmus, with ..., Volume 1

Robert Bland - 1814 - 139 pages
...adventure thereof below; but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth, and to see the errors and wanderings, and mists and tempests in the vale below. So always," he adds, " that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride." Act i Labores jucundi....
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