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" Thy creatures have been my books, but thy Scriptures much more. I have sought thee in the courts, fields, and gardens, but I have found thee in thy temples. "
The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison - Page 456
by Joseph Addison - 1804
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 10

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1852
...unite with the father of modern philosophy, in the reverential meditation, " Thy creatures have been my books, but thy Scriptures much more. I have sought...and gardens, but I have found thee in thy temples." And in another connection he counsels, '•' Let no man upon a weak conceit of sobriety, or an ill...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a ..., Volume 2

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1844
...dove, free from superfluity of maliciousness. Thy creatures have been my books, but thy •crlptures much more. I have sought thee in the courts, fields, and gardens, but I have found thee in thy temple*." 1 80 in the Heligio Medici, Sir Thomas Brown says, " For my religion, though there be several...
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The History of the Church of England in the Colonies and Foreign ..., Volume 1

James Stuart Murray Anderson - Blacks - 1845
...; and that it might stretch her branches to the seas and to the floods. — Thy creatures have been my books, but thy Scriptures much more. I have sought...and gardens, but I have found thee in thy temples 3V May he not have found God in vain ! More than five years were added to Bacon's life, BaconVicw "...
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The Church of England Magazine, Volume 18

1845
...years ago, and now, I trust, on the eve of being fulfilled — " Thy creatures, О Lord, have been my books; but thy scriptures much more : I have sought thee in the courts, the fields, the gardens ; but I have found thee in thy temple." " Let them, then" (to use the words...
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Religio quotidiana: daily prayer the law of God's Church, and heretofore the ...

Richard Mant (bp. of Down, Connor and Dromore.) - 1846
...rain; and that she might stretch her branches to the seas and to the floods. Thy creatures have been my Books, but thy Scriptures much more. I have sought...and gardens; but I have found Thee in thy temples." And what were his sentiments and his practice in relation to " Daily Prayer" in God's sanctuary is...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...maliciousness. Thy creatures have been my books, but thy Scriptures much more. I have sought thee in courts,* fields, and gardens ; but I have found thee...my sins, and ten thousands my transgressions : but my sauctiiications have remained with me, and my heart, through thy grace, hath been an unquenched...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...displeasure ; but I have been as a dove, free from superfluity of maliciousness. Thy creatures have been my books, but thy Scriptures much more. I have sought thee in courts,* fields, and gardens ; but I have found thee in thy temples. Thousands have been my sins, and...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review

Religion - 1847
...been my books," he exclaims, in that most affecting prayer which breathes the very soul of penitence, "but thy Scriptures much more. I have sought Thee in the courts, the fields, and the gardens; but I have found Thee in thy temples." This very reverence for Scripture...
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Observations on Sunday-school instruction: the substance of an address

John Gregg (bp. of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.) - 1847
...only-begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. " Thy creatures have been my books, but thy scriptures much more; I have sought thee in thy courts, fields, and gardens, but I have found thee in thy temples."* The knowledge of man is to...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review, Volume 3

Theology - 1847
...been my books," he exclaims, in that most affecting prayer which breathes the very soul of penitence, "but thy Scriptures much more. I have sought Thee in the courts, the fields, and the gardens ; but I have found Thee in thy temples." This very reverence for Scripture...
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