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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 Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815
...thereof below; " but no pleasure is comparable to the stand" ing upon the vantage ground of truth (a hill " not to be commanded, and where the air is " always clear and serene), and to see the er" rors and wanderings, and mists, and tem" pests, in the vale below :" so always that this "prospect...
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Sylva sylvarum (century IX-X) Physiological remains. Medical remains ...

Francis Bacon - 1819
...thereof below : but no pleasure is " comparable to the standing upon the vantage u ground of truth, a hill not to be commanded, and " where the air is always...to see " the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tem" pests, in the vale below :" so always, that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling...
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Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One, Volumes 1-2

Francis Bacon - 1820 - 539 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...it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind move iu charity, rest in Providence, and turn upon the poles of truth. To pass from theological and philosophical...
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The Private Tutor, Or, Thoughts Upon the Love of Excelling and the Love of ...

Basil Montagu - 1820 - 173 pages
...de* " scry and behold the errors, perturbations, labours, " and wanderings up and down of other men." So always that this prospect be with pity, and not...rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth. 6. God hath made all things beautiful or decent in the true return of their seasons; also he hath placed...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

1821
...adventares 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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Essays moral, economical and political

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1822
...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...move in charity, rest in Providence, and turn upon tbe poles of truth. The pass from theological and philosophical truth to the truth of civil business,...
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The Westminster Review, Volume 162

1904
...English Liberalism. He was a living instance of the frame of mind depicted in Bacon's fine aphorism, " certainly it is heaven upon earth to have a man's...in Providence, and turn upon the poles of truth." We may all learn from history the lesson which Lord Acton apprehended perhaps more clearly than any...
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The Inheritance, Volume 1

Susan Ferrier - 1824 - 387 pages
...be ever to love a man who can only talk of votes, seats, rolls, and qualifications !" CHAPTER XVI. Certainly it is heaven upon earth to have a man's...rest in Providence, and turn upon the poles of truth. LORD BACON. " WELL, what do you think of our member?" was Miss Pratt's first salutation to Gertrude,...
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Mechanics Magazine, Volume 2

1824
...to soc a battle j 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...serene), and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mi its, and tempests in the vale below. — Bacon. No. 36.] SATURDAY, MAY 1, 1824. f Price 3d. I DOVE...
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The Christian Advocate, Volume 3

1825
...light into the face of man; and still he breatheth and inspired) light into the face of his chosen. Certainly it is heaven upon earth to have a man's...in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth." (LoiiD BACON.) I could exceedingly wish, Mr. Editor, that some of your correspondents would undertake,...
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