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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 life-book of a labourer, by a working clergyman [E. Neale].

Erskine Neale - 1839 - 80 pages
...sanctioned by experience, which one is glad to mellow by that soothing and holy apothegm of Bacon : — " It is heaven upon earth to have a man's mind move...providence, and turn upon the poles of truth." To return to the little dark-eyed Rachael. A very brief interval elapsed after her future fortunes had...
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A help to knowledge, chiefly religious, in extracts from the most approved ...

Help - 1839
...conclusions of any theory spun i'rom the human brain. HORSLEY. Certainly it is heaven upon earth to have man's mind move in charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth. BACON. THE BEST STUDY. Next to the study of the Scriptures, history best becometh a gentleman, Church-history...
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The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'., Volume 31

John William Carleton - 1854
...DRUID. SKETCH THE FOURTH— THE COUNTRY PARSON. " It is indeed a heaven upon earth, to see a man'i mind move in charity, rest In Providence, and turn upon the poles of truth." — LOKD BACON. Sydney Smith's fancy sketch of tho machinery of a first-class clerical novel was on...
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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - 1839 - 350 pages
...to descry and behold the errors, perturbations, labours, and wanderings up and down of other men." So always that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride. LOVER OF TRUTH. OUR trumpet doth not summon, and encourage men to tear and rend one another with contradictions;...
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Notes on the Pentateuch

Thomas Brightwell - 1840 - 396 pages
...conduct of the people. — K. 20. See Exod. xiii, 9, and note. 21. As the days of heaven upon the earth. Certainly, it is heaven upon earth to have a man's...rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth. — Lord Bacon's Essay on Truth. 24. This was fulfilled in the reign of Solomon : see 2 Chron. ix,...
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A digest of Hooker's treatise on the laws of ecclesiastical polity

John Bainbridge Smith, Richard Hooker - 1840 - 464 pages
...LITERATURE. FOR THE USE OF STUDENTS. " Hurra eiKrxi/uo'Kws Kal Kara TaŁtK ytvlaQui.'" — 1 Con. xiv. 40. '' Certainly it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's...rest in Providence, and turn upon the poles of Truth ." — LORD BACON. LONDON: PRINTED FOR JGF & J. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE,...
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The Churchman's Monthly Review and Chronicle

1845
...and sincere conviction that he is well entitled to do so. Lord Bacon has beautifully observed that " certainly it is heaven upon earth to have a man's...in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth." In our view, it is equally certain that such a mind is formed to be a guiding one ; and to this class,...
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The Inheritance

Susan Ferrier - 1841 - 451 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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The Methodist Quarterly Review, Volume 29

1847
...before it, and not in its possessions. Of the sufficiency of virtue he has said no less than this : " Certainly, it is heaven upon earth to have a man's...in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth." We doubt if a loftier or more beautiful sentiment can be found in any writer of antiquity. It is true,...
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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw.] The ...

1867
...pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth (a hill not to be endangered, and where the air is always clear and serene), and to see the errors and wanderings and mists and temand philosopher, saith, "It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore and to see ships tossed upon the...
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