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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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Providence and Life: Select Sermons Preached in the Broadway Church, New York

Edwin Hubbell Chapin - Sermons, American - 1869 - 348 pages
...said by Lord Bacon, that " Man, when he resteth and assureth himself upon Divine protection and favor, gathereth a force and faith which human nature in itself could not obtain ; therefore," continues he, " as atheism is in all respects hateful, so in this, that it depriveth human nature of...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, Sir William Smith - English literature - 1850 - 477 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,...Atheism is in all respects hateful, so in this, that it deprireth human nature of the means to exalt itself above frailty. From the Introduction to " The Great...
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Memorials of a tour in Scotland, 1803.-Memorials of a tour in Scotland, 1814 ...

William Wordsworth - 1870 - 568 pages
...when he finds himself maintained by a Man, who to him is instead of a God, or Melior Natura. \VMch courage is manifestly such, as that Creature without...faith which human Nature in itself could not obtain.' CANTO FIRST. LOUD BACON. PEOM Bolton's old monastic tower The bells ring loud with gladsome power;...
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Bible lessons, Volume 1

Edwin Abbott Abbott - Bible - 1870 - 88 pages
...and courage he will put on when he finds himself maintained by a man, who to him is instead of a God. So man, when he resteth and assureth himself upon...faith which human nature in itself could not obtain." And we all know how powerfully children are influenced by their parents, and in after life by others...
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Re-statements of Christian Doctrine: In Twenty-five Sermons

Henry Whitney Bellows - Electronic book - 1870 - 434 pages
...is in place of a God, or melior naiura ; which courage is manifestly such as that creature, -without confidence of a better nature than his own, could...resteth and assureth himself upon divine protection and favor, gathereth a force and faith which human nature in itself could not obtain : therefore, as atheism...
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Words of a friend on the foundation difficulties, helps, and triumphs of a ...

Henry Adolphus Miles - Sermons, American - 1870 - 210 pages
...god or melior natura. Which courage is manifestly such as that creature, without that confidence in a better nature than his own, could never attain. So man, when he resteth and assnreth himself upon Divine protection and favor, gathereth a peace and faith which human nature in...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - Superexlibris - 1871 - 568 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...own could never attain. So Man, when he resteth and assurcth himself upon Divine protection and favour, galhereth a force and faith which human Nature...
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The poetical works of William Wordsworth, ed. with a critical memoir by W.M ...

William [poetical works] Wordsworth - 1871
...put on, when he finds himself maintained hy a Man, who to him is instead of a God, or Melior Natura. Which courage is manifestly such, as that Creature without that confidence of a hetter Nature than his own could never attain. So Man, when he resteth and assureth himself upon Divine...
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The Southern Review, Volume 9; Volume 12; Volume 15

1871
...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 of better nature than bis own, could never attain. So man, when he resteth and assureth himself upon divine...
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The History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...

William Spalding - English literature - 1872 - 446 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,...Atheism is in all respects hateful, so in this, that it dcpriveth human nature of the means to exalt itself above human frailty. In some respects not unlike...
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