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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 national portrait gallery of illustrious and eminent ..., Volumes 3-4

William Cooke Taylor - 1846
...acknowledgments to that Being from whom this and all other mercies flow." Lord Bacon has said, that "it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind move in charity, rest in providence, and III. T turn upon the poles of truth." Jenner is a striking illustration of the truth of this remark....
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...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 serenej — and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests in the vale below :' so...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...vantage-ground of truth—(a hill not to he • -mmanded, and where the air is always clear and serene.)— aad to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, -and tempests in the vale helow :' so always that this prospect he with pity, .ml not with swelling or pride. Certainly it is...
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Present condition and future prospects of the country in reference to free ...

F. C - 1846
...reformation." " No pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of trufi*; and to Ģee the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests in the vale below." LONDON: FRANCIS & JOHN RIVINGTON, BACON. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE. 1846. Price One...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1847
...literary honors. Yet ' 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...prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride.' It is not as literary athlete that we contend in the educational arena. We have no secular interests...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 22; Volume 86

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1847
...literary honors. Yet ' 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...prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride.' It is not as literary athlete that we contend in the educational nrena. We have no secular interests...
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Catholic Educational Review, Volume 19

Edward Aloysius Pace, Thomas Edward Shields - 1921
...nature of a stumble."204 "Our very walking," as Goethe puts it, "is a series of falls." Bacon writes, "certainly it is heaven upon earth to have a man's...charity, rest in Providence, and turn upon the poles of the earth." Shelley's mind moved in charity, but turned anywhere except upon the poles of the earth....
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Francis Bacon: Discovery and the Art of Discourse

Lisa Jardine, Professor of Renaissance Studies Lisa Jardine - 1974 - 267 pages
...seriousness to the observation. The section culminates in another weighty and 'incontrovertible' sentence: Certainly, it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's...rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth. [VI, 378] The development so far discussed is contained within a single extended paragraph. In this...
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Gifts of the Lotus: A Book of Daily Meditations

1974 - 201 pages
...certainty it can have. Mo pleasure is comp'ar'abk lA (h? standing 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 error and wanderings and mists and tempests in the vale below. 17. As long as we are not ever ready...
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The Papers of Henry Laurens: Aug. 1, 1769-Oct. 9, 1771

Henry Laurens - 1979 - 656 pages
...South-Carolina, &c. "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." Lord BACON.T "What are usually called Libels undoubtedly keep great men in Awe, and are some Check...
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