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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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Baptismal regeneration, as exhibited in the formularies of the Church ...

William Hull (perpetual curate of St. Gregory's, Norwich.) - 1836 - 99 pages
...only the majesty, but the benignity of the Divine administration. " Certainly," as Lord Bacon says, "it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind move...in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth." While querulous men are, at once, indulging their bad passions, and taking credit for superior piety,...
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Letters on the Evidences, Doctrines and Duties of the Christian Religion ...

Olinthus Gregory - 1836 - 492 pages
...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...rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth '," there should be found men of ingenuity and literature, who dazzle by their talents and delude by...
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Female improvement

Elizabeth Sandford - 1836
...in truth is a Christian happiness. For, certainly, as the great philosopher of our country says, " It is heaven upon earth to have a man's mind move...in Providence, and turn upon the poles of truth."* The love of truth is evidenced in the lesser as well as in the graver transactions of life, — in...
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The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Volume 18

1836
...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 clear and serene,) anil to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests in the vale below:' so always that...
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Ward's miscellany (and family magazine)., Volume 1

1837
...thereof below ; hut 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. — Bacon. CONTENTMENT. — It is the general misfortune not to be content with what we have; not to...
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The Odd Fellows' Magazine

1838
...philosophers, Francis Bacon, in the following energetic sentence, — " Certainly it is heaven and earth to have a man's mind move in charity, rest in Providence, and turn upon the poles of truth." As perspicuity should always be the marked characteristic of a report, we shall in this digested analysis,...
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Quarterly Review, Volume 61

1838
...symptoms in the present state of society, this is the most frightful. ' Certainly,' says Lord Bacon, ' it is Heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind move in charity' — but he adds also, ' to rest in Providence, and turn upon the poles of truth.' But what truth can...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 61

1838
...symptoms in the present state of society, this is the most frightful. ' Certainly,' says Lord Bacon, ' it is Heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind move in charity' — but he adds also, ' to rest in Providence, and turn upon the poles of truth.' But what truth can...
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The Sportsman

...SKETCH THE FOURTH— THE COUNTRY PARSON. " It Is Indeed a heaven upon earth, to see a man's mind mov« in charity, rest in Providence, and turn upon the poles of truth."— LORD BACON. Sydney Smith's fancy sketch of the machinery of a first-class clerical novel was on this...
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Hours of Thought

William M'Combie - 1839 - 238 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...in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth." While deeply sensible of the imperfections of these essays, which he again lays before the public,...
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