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" For take an example of a dog, and mark what a generosity and courage he will put on when he finds himself maintained by a man, who to him is instead of a God, or melior natura, which courage is manifestly such as that creature, without that confidence,... "
Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One - Page 85
by Francis Bacon - 1820 - 539 pages
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All the Year Round, Volume 6

Charles Dickens - English literature - 1862
...put on when he finds himscli maintained by a man who, to him, is instead of a God, or mellar natura, which courage is manifestly such as that creature,...and favour, gathereth a force and faith which human naturecould not obtain.'* You are silent, but your ges• Bacon's Essay on Atheism. This quotation...
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The History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...

William Spalding - English literature - 1862 - 413 pages
...God or Melior Natttra : which courage is manifestly such, as that creature, without that eonfidenoe of a better nature than his own, could never attain....resteth and assureth himself upon Divine protection ana favour gathereth a force and faith, which human nature in itself could not obtain. Therefore, as...
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Instinct and Reason; Or, The First Principles of Human Knowledge

George Ramsay - Instinct - 1862 - 136 pages
...such, as that creature without the confidence of a better nature than his own, could never attain to. Man when he resteth and assureth himself upon divine...protection and favour, gathereth a force and faith which humane nature in itself could not attain.1" 21. The first argument of the ancient atheists against...
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A strange story; and The haunted and the haunters, by the author of 'Rienzi'.

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.) - 1864 - 343 pages
...put on when he finds himself maintained by a man who, to him, is instead of a God, or melior natura, which courage is manifestly such as that creature...favour, gathereth a force and faith which human nature could not obtain.' * You are silent, but your gesture tells me your doubt— a doubt which your heart,...
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Work and Play: Or Literary Varities

Horace Bushnell - Christianity - 1864 - 464 pages
...generosity . will put on, when he finds himself maintained by a man, who to him is instead of a God; which courage is manifestly such as that creature,...a better nature than his own, could never attain." This confidence of a better nature is religious faith; and here it is that man begins to look beyond...
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Beauties of Sacred Literature: A Compendium of Christian Doctrine, Faith ...

Christian life - 1864 - 676 pages
...assureth himself upon divine protection and favors, gathereth a force and faith which human nature of itself could not obtain : therefore as atheism is...respects hateful, so in this — that it depriveth hitman nature of the means to exalt itself above human frailty. Sin and Sins. THOUGH you may know abundance...
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Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1864
...when hee findes himselfe maintained by a man, which to him is instead of a god, or Melior natura : Which courage is manifestly such, as that creature,...without that confidence of a better nature than his owne, could neuer attaine. So man when he resteth and assureth himselfe ypon Diuine protection and...
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A STRANGE STORY AND THE HAUNTED AND THE HAUNTERS

SIR EDWARD BULWER LYTTON, BART. - 1865
...put on when he finds himself maintained by a man who, to him, is instead of a God, or melior natura, which courage is manifestly such as that creature...resteth and assureth himself upon Divine protection and favor, gathereth a force and faith which human nature could not obtain.' * You are silent, but your...
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The British Poets, Volume 4

1865
...put on, when he finds himself maintained by a Man, who to him is instead of a God, or Melior Nutura. Which courage is manifestly such, as that Creature...without that confidence of a better Nature than his OWE could never attain. So Man, when he resteth and assureth himself upon Divine protection and favour,...
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The Sunday Magazine

Thomas Guthrie - 1865
...him is instead of a God, or melior oalura ; which courage that creature, without that confidence in a better nature than his own, could never attain. So man, when he resteth mil assureth himself upon Divine protection and favour, gathereth a force and faith which human nature...
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