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" I HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. "
Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ... - Page 9
by Ancient learning - 1812
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The American Library of Useful Knowledge, Volume 1

Boston Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Science - 1831 - 320 pages
...treating them -ither as subservient to logic than theology ;" and in his Essays he finely remarks, " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind. While the mind of man looketh at second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no...
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The American Library of Useful Knowledge, Volume 1

Boston Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Science - 1831 - 320 pages
...treating them rather as subservient to logic than theology ;" and in his Essays he finely remarks, " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind. While the mind of man looketh at second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no...
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The Sunday Library; Or, The Protestant's Manual for the Sabbath-day: Being a ...

Thomas Frognall Dibdin - Sermons - 1831
...time expand with gratitude, and grow warm with devotion. " I had rather believe," says Lord Bacon, " all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and...than that this universal frame is without a mind." True. But what after all avails it to us that such a mind should exist, if we are denied all communication...
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The poetical works of C.B. Ash, Volume 1

Charles Bowker Ash - 1831
...conduce to the better understanding thereof. NOTE 5. Which through creation has been writ in gold? " God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it."—BACON. Quis est tam vecors, qui cnm inspexerit in ccelum, mm sentiat Dcum esse?—Cir. NOTE...
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Christian Examiner, Volume 7; Volume 12

Theology - 1832
...express what history proves to have been the common and spontaneous feeling of man, when he said, ' I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind.' Can we, then, suppose that a sentiment, which thus manifests itself to be one of the elements wrought...
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The American Library of Useful Knowledge, Volume 4

1832
...he was shrewdly suspected of favoring atheism, who had eloquently published to the world, " I would rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the...than that this universal frame is without a mind." We should have supposed that any kind of tendency to irreligion would have been the very last thing...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1833 - 216 pages
...correspondence with the other great men in the state, or else the remedy is worse than the disease. OF ATHEISM. I HAD rather believe all the fables in the legend,...without a mind ; and, therefore, God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy...
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The authenticity of the Bible

Origen Bacheler - Bible - 1833
...Christian religion. " I had rather," says 'he, " believe all the fables in the Legend, the Tahnud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. God never wrought a miracle to convert aj^ Atheist, because his ordinary works confute him. A thorough...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16, Issue 2

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1834
...through his only son Immanuel." (а) The evidence of this may be found in the preface to vol. vii. the fables in the Legend and the Talmud and the Alcoran,...than that this universal frame is without a mind." (a) As knowledge consists in understanding the sequence of events, or cause and effect, (6) he knew...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16, Issue 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - Philosophy, Modern - 1834
...little credit with him, when he thus began one of his essays, ' I had rather believe all the rabies in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind.' " I have a copy of this edition. A Letter of the Lord Bacon's, in French, to the Marquess Fiat, relating...
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