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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, Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...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...to see " the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tem" pests, in the vale below:" so always that this prospest be with pity, and not. with swelling or...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1825
...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...to see " the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tem" pests, in the vale below :" so always that this prospest be with pity, and not with swelling or...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England..: Essays ...

Francis Bacon - 1825
...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...to see " the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tem" pests, in the vale below:" so always that this prospest be with pity, and not with swelling or...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - 1827
...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...mind move in charity, rest in Providence, and turn upou the poles of truth. To pass from theological and philosophical truth to the truth of civil business,...
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Dialogues on the First Principles of the Newtonian System, Volume 4

Walter Henry Burton - 1828 - 68 pages
...angle equal to the old system that we owe the fine astronomical allusion in his Essay on Truth : " Certainly it is heaven upon earth to " have a man's...Providence, and " turn upon the poles of truth." to an angle in the other, the two triangles might be so applied to each other, that two sides of the one...
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Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen, Volume 5

Walter Savage Landor - 1829
...which I would rather have written than all the volumes of all the Greek philosophers: let me read it. " Certainly it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's...in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth." BARROW. Magnificent as Shakespeare. NEWTON. He who wrote tragedies ? BARROW. The same : I have lately...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - 1829
...one marriage at present, there might be two, if such regulations took place. — Goldsmith. DCXLVI. It is heaven upon earth to have a man's mind move...rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth. — lard Bacon. DCXLVn. An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded....
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - 1829
...of one marriage at present, there might be two, if such regulations took place.—Goldsmith. DCXLVI. It is heaven upon earth to have a man's mind move...charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth.—Lord Bacon. DCXLVII. An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie...
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Letters to a Friend: On the Evidences, Doctrines, and Duties, of ..., Volume 2

Olinthus Gregory - 1829
...consoling doctrine. How strange, that while, conformably with the wise observation of Lord Bacon, " it is heaven upon earth " to have a man's mind move in charity, rest in provi" dence, and turn upon the poles of truth," (s) there should be found men of ingenuity and literature,...
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Letters to a Friend: On the Evidences, Doctrines, and Duties, of ..., Volume 2

Olinthus Gregory - 1829
...consoling doctrine. How strange, that while, conformably with the wise observation of Lord Bacon, " it is heaven upon earth " to have a man's mind move in charity, rest in provi" dence, and turn upon the poles of truth," (s) there should be found men of ingenuity and literature,...
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