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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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Helps to the Study of Presbyterianism: Or, An Unsophisticated Exposition of ...

William Gannaway Brownlow - Presbyterianism - 1834 - 299 pages
...digest them, need not dread to encounter iron, adamant fish-hooks, and glassbottles! I could sooner believe all the fables in the legend, and the Talmud, and the Koran, than that the doctrine of Calvinism has any foundation in truth. I will here add the views of...
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Character of Lord Bacon: His Life and Work ...

Thomas Martin - 1835 - 367 pages
...moves round its own axis ; * and even Bacon himself — he who had nobly and eloquently said, that ' / had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and...than that this universal frame is without a mind,'-\- — escaped not the bigoted attacks of the school-divines, who attempted to cry down his philosophical...
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American Quarterly Review, Volume 19

Robert Walsh - Serial publications - 1836
...doubted, or to have satisfied themselves early. " I had rather believe all the fables in the legend, in the Talmud and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind." And the mind that dictated these words is sufficient in itself to establish the belief in a God. Its own...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 3

1837
...might the great philosopher of a past age have exclaimed, in view of these luminous facts : " I would rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alkoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind." We are all occasionally liable in our career...
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Gems of genius; or, Words of the wise: a collection of the most pointed ...

Andrew Steinmetz - 1838
...does not finish for me with life; all shall be restored to order after death.—JJ Rousseau. 1124. I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...is without a mind. And therefore God never wrought a miracle to convince Atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1838 - 832 pages
...see them, except they be very great. 21. Without good-nature, man is but a better kind of vermin. 22. God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it 23. The great atheists indeed are hypocrites, who are always handling holy things, but without feeling;...
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Lectures Against Socialism: Delivered Under the Direction of the Committee ...

London City Mission - Christian socialism - 1840
...from all the dotage which had reigned in the schools of learning for nearly 2,000 years, declared: " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind. It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to Atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth...
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Discussion on the Existence of God and the Authenticity of the Bible Between ...

Origen Bacheler, Robert Dale Owen - Bible - 1840 - 235 pages
...than those of the Christian religion. " I had rather," says he, "believe all the fables in the Legend, the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. God never wrought a miracle to convert an atheist, because his ordinary works confute him. A thorough...
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Works, Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1841
...conclusions upon the real and settled faith of Lord Bacon. Bacon perhaps was sincere, when he said, .A. Godey But to many parts of the paradoxes we may apply his remark upon the fool, who said in his heart, but...
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The Methodist Quarterly Review, Volume 18; Volume 40

Methodist Church - 1858
...wings of an angel, flew through the spheres of thought with the gospel of modern science, " 1 would rather believe all the fables in the Legend and the...Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without mind." We know there are difficulties in the belief that God is a spirit, but they are the difficulties...
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