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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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Horę Otiosę. Thoughts of many minds, collected in leisure hours of ...

Horae, Henry Holmes JOY - 1873 - 347 pages
...rain, and that it might stretch its branches to the seas and to the floods. Thy creatures have been my books, but Thy Scriptures much more. I have sought...courts, fields and gardens, but I have found Thee in Thy temple. The germ of Chalmers" celebrated sermou on the ' Expulsive power of a new affection," is thus...
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The Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon: Including All His ..., Volume 7

Francis Bacon - Philosophy, English - 1874
...displeasure j 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...and gardens, but I have found thee in thy temples. Thousand have been my sins, and ten thousand my transgressions ; but thy sanctificationa have remained...
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The Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon Including All His ..., Volume 7

Francis Bacon - Great Britain - 1874
...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 the courts, fields, and gardens, but I hare found thee in thy temples. Thousand have been my sins, and ten thousand my transgressions ; but...
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The Psalms, with notes by W. Kay

1874
...Bacon's " Prayer ".- — " I have delighted in the brightness of Thy temple. Thy matures ttave ben my books ; but Thy Scriptures much more. I have sought Thee in tlie coorta, fields, and garden! ; I have found Thee in Thy temples." 1 f|\HE heavens are recounting...
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Dedication and Inauguration of the Vanderbilt University: Nashville ...

Vanderbilt University - Education, Higher - 1875 - 112 pages
...unsurpassed in sublimity by any thing uninspired — uses this language : " Thy creatures have been my books, but thy Scriptures much more. I have sought...and gardens; but I have found thee in thy temples." Milton, who was a theologian, though not a preacher, says : " True religion is the true worship and...
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The Indian student's manual

John Murdoch - 1875
...acquaintance with the Scriptures. But the Bible has far higher claims. Bacon says, " Thy creatures have been my books, but Thy Scriptures much more : I have sought Thee in the courts, fields, and groves, but I have found Thee in Thy temples." " There never was found in any age of the world, either...
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The Tatler and The Guardian

Joseph Addison - 1876 - 520 pages
...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...grace) hath been an unquenched coal upon thine altar. " 0 Lord, my strength ! I have since my youth met with thee in all my ways, by thy fatherly compassions,...
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The Psalms, Volume 1

Bible - 1877
...spirit of this Psalm, says, "I have delighted in the brightness of Thy temple. Thy creatures have been my books; but Thy Scriptures much more. I have sought Thee in the courts, fields, and gardens; I have found Thee in Thy temples. " THE heavens declare the glory of God ; and the firmament sheweth...
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A Guide to the Parish Church

Harvey Goodwin - 1878 - 238 pages
...; 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." BACON. PREFACE. THE first Edition of this little book was published nearly twenty-four years ago ;...
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An Account of the Life and Times of Francis Bacon, Volume 2

James Spedding - Great Britain - 1878
...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...and gardens, but I have found thee in thy temples. Thousand have been my sins, and ten thousand my transgressions; but thy sanctifications have remained...
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