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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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The Christian Disciple, Volume 2

1821
...to be combated, what other refutation is likely to prove effectual ?" " I had rather," says Bacon, " believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud,...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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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volumes 1-2

Dugald Stewart - 1821
...voluminous and now neglected erudition displayed by Cudworth in defence of the same argument. 11 I bad rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the...Alcoran, 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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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 2

Dugald Stewart - 1821
...erudition displayed by Cudworth in defence of the same argument. " I had rather believe all the fablet iu the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind ! It is true that a little philosophy incli* netn man's mind 1C atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

1821
...with the other great men in the state, or else the remedy is worse than the disease. XVII. OF ATHEISM. I HAD rather believe all the fables in the legend, and the Talmnd, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind ; and, therefore, God never...
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 17

1822
...the Essay immediately preceding, and to which his comparison directly refers, with these words " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame i> without a mind. And therefore God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because bis ordinary...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volumes 1-2

Dugald Stewart - 1822 - 280 pages
...greatest of modern philosophers declares, that " he would rather believe all the fables in the Legends, and the Talmud, " and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without mind ;"'* he has expressed the same feeling, which, in all ages and nations, has led good men, unaccustomed...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England..: Essays ...

Francis Bacon - 1825
...with the other great men in the state, or else the remedy is worse than the disease. XVI. OF ATHEISM. I had rather believe all the fables in the legend,...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 Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...with the other great men in the state, or else the remedy is worse than the disease. XVI. OF ATHEISM. I had rather believe all the fables in the legend,...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 Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16

Francis Bacon - 1834
...magnify the Legend : a book sure of little credit with him, when he thus began one of his essays, ' I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...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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A Christian Directory, Or, A Body of Practical Divinity and Cases of ...

Richard Baxter - 1825
...tam fem, nemo omnium tam sit immanis, enjus mentem non imbuerit deorum opinio. Cic. Tusc. i. 20. " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is witlumt a mind." Lord Bacon, Essay 16. " A little philosophy inclincth a man's mind to atheism: but...
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