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" HAD rather believe all the fables in the legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind: and, therefore, God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. "
Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political - Page 82
by Francis Bacon - 1812 - 295 pages
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Miscellaneous Poems

Thomas Gilbank Ackland - 1812 - 179 pages
...drop a grateful tear,—and point to PITT! THE ATHEIST. Doubtless there is a GOD ! PSALMS OF DAVID. I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and, Alcoran, than that this Universal Frame is without a Mind. BACON, WHAT sounds were those that cross'd...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Dugald Stewart - 1813 - 509 pages
...foundation in the nature of man. When the greateft of modern philofophers declares, that " he ** would rather believe all the fables in the Legend, " and the Talmud, and Alcoran, than that this uni*' verfal frame is without mind ;"f he has expreffed the fame feeling, which,...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Dugald Stewart - 1814
...foundation in the nature of man. When the greatest of modern philosophers declares, that "he would rather " believe all the fables in the Legend, and...Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without " mind ;"f he has expressed the same feeling, which, in all ages and nations, has led good men, unaccustomed...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 2

Dugald Stewart - 1814
...the voluminous and now neglected erudition displayed by Cudvrorth in defence of the same argument. " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alco" ran, than that this universal frame is without a mind < It is true that a little philo" sophy...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Miscellaneous writings in philosophy, morality ...

Francis Bacon - 1815
...see them, except they be very great. 57. Without good-nature, man is but a better kind of vermin. 58. God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. 59. The great atheists indeed are hypocrites, who arealways handling holy things, but without feeling...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - 1818 - 290 pages
...correspondence with the other great men in the state ; or else the remedy is worse than the disease. . JL HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and...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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Rambles in Italy: In the Years 1816....17

James Sloan, Theodore Lyman - 1818 - 379 pages
...reason when they lead to infidelity. The greatest of modern philosophers declares, that " he would rather believe all the fables "in the Legend, and...Alcoran, than that this universal frame is " without mind."* We may discover the gay climate of the south, in the religion of the Italian. Like the beautiful...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818
...than the disease. ( 00 ) - <S)f ftttirism. 1 HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, aiid the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal...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 Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban and Lord ...

Francis Bacon - 1819
...other great men in 1,. II. u the state ; or else the remedy is worse than the disease. XVI. OF ATHEISM. I HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...is without a mind. And therefore God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy...
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral ..., Volume 6

1824
...welfare of mankind, let me humbly convey my own sentiments, in the words of Lord Bacon, and say, " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alkoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind ;" and also permit me to. add, in the nervous...
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