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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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Calcutta Review

1845
...had thought — " I would rather believe," says the great apostle of inductive philosophy, " 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." It was, therefore, no wonder that the idolatry...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...Atheism," which is in the collection of 1612. I had rather helieve all the fahles in the Legend, and tir Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal...therefore God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, hecause his ordinary works convince it. It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...nearly the whole of the Sixteenth Essay, entitled ' Of Atheism,' which is in the collection of 1612. I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame'is without a mind. And therefore God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary...
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Southern Quarterly Review, Volume 10

Daniel Kimball Whitaker, Milton Clapp, William Gilmore Simms, James Henley Thornwell - 1846
...they habitually dwelt on this subject. 'I would rather,' says Lord Bacon, 'believe all the fables of the Talmud and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind.' Schiller, in his beautiful Hymn to Pleasure, represents her banner as waving upon the sun-bright rock...
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The Modern Unbeliever

Emma Newton - 1847 - 214 pages
...spoke ; and what do you think she said? — "Wallace, I would rather," as Lord Bacon says, "I would rather believe all the fables in the legend and the...than that this universal frame is without a mind!" The Unbeliever smiled, and he answered, "Are we not agreed, my dearest Agnes ? What is that all-sustaining...
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The North British Review, Volume 7

English literature - 1847
...where he says, — " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legends, and the Talmud and the Koran, than that this universal frame 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...
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The Wesleyan methodist association magazine, Volume 11

1848
...that his own atheism is the very essence of superstition. " I had rather," said a great philosopher, " believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud,...than that this universal frame is without a mind." But the atheist takes the reverse view of the case, and falls into the extreme of superstitious credulity....
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1848
...little credit with him. when he thus began one of his essays, ' I had rather believe all the fables la the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind.' " 1 have a copy of this edition. A letter of the Lord Bacon's, In French, to the Marquess Flat, relating...
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The Calcutta Review, Volume 4

India - 1848
...had thought — " I would rather believe," says the great apostle of inductive philosophy, " 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." It was, therefore, no wonder that the idolatry...
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Complete Writings: With Variant Readings

William Blake - Biography & Autobiography - 1966 - 944 pages
...can he except Factious is Christianity. Page 75- OfAlhetsm. I had rather believe all the fables and the legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran than that this universal frame is without a wind : and, therefore, God ne1er wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince...
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