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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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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - 1825 - 615 pages
...; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. XVI. OP ATHEISM. I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talnv'd, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is ' without a mind And therefore God never...
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Literary gems [ed. by J.S.].

Literary gems - 1826
...basest degradation to which the faculties and dignity of human nature can be reduced. PALEY. 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 7

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1827
...conclusions upon the real and settled faith of Lord Bacon. Bacorr perhaps was sincere, when he said, ' I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind.' But to many parts of the paradoxes we may apply his remark upon the fool, who .ta'ui in his heart,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1827
...conclusions upon the real and settled faith of Lord Bacon. Bacon perhaps was sincere, when he said, ' I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind.' 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 Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 8

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1827
...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,...Alcoran, than that this universal Frame is without a mmd.*"§ * Juxta Exemplar Londini Impressum. Parisiis Typis Petrj Mettayer Typographi Régi MDCXXIV....
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Systematic Morality: Or, A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of ..., Volume 2

William Jevons - 1827
...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 the...than that this universal frame is without a mind,'* he has expressed the same feeling, which, in all ages and nations, has led good men, unaccustomed to...
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The Works of Samuel Parr, Ll.D. ...: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings ...

Samuel Parr, John Johnstone - 1828
...great philosopher informs us in Essay xvii. " I had rather believe all the follies in the Legends, the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind." The remarks of Fabricius upon Plutarch are very judicious : Sane atheismum quemlibet in se superstitione...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the human mind

Dugald Stewart - 1829
...the voluminous and no\y neglected erudition displayed by Cudworth in defence of the same argument " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind ! It is trae that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: The philosophy of the active and moral powers ...

Dugald Stewart - 1829
...and the heart.* And it was in this manner, I apprehend, that Lord Bacon felt, when he said that He " had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and...than that this universal frame is without a mind." Or, in other words, that there was no proposition, how absurd soever, to which he could not more easily...
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Lectures on the Elements of Hieroglyphics and Egyptian Antiquities

Marquis Spineto - 1829 - 493 pages
...man. When the greatest of modern philosophers (Lord Bacon, in his Essays) declares, that ' he would rather believe all the fables in the legend, and the...Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind ;' he has expressed the same feeling, which, in all ages and nations, has led good men, unaccustomed...
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