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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 reformer; or, Unitarian magazine and review [ed. by ..., Volume 9

Robert Aspland - 1842
...which they warrant. I would therefore, in the fullest sense, adopt the language of Bacon and say, " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...convince atheism, because His ordinary works convince it" and I would add, " such works convincing it effectually, which miracles alone never can do." For...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind: In Two Parts, Volumes 1-2

Dugald Stewart - 1843 - 602 pages
...the voluminous and now 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 true that a little philosophy inclined] man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth...
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The New Englander, Volumes 19-20

1861
...reminds us of the saying of one who was not deficient in his recognition of and in his respect for law. " I had rather believe all the fables in the legend,-...than that this universal frame is without a mind." Passing over for the present the Chapters on Power, "Wealth, Culture, Behavior, we come to that on...
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Results of Reading

James Stamford Caldwell - 1843 - 351 pages
...314. 323. 327. 330. 343, 344. 345 MISCELLANEOUS - 292. 344 RESULTS OF READING. CHAPTER I. THE DEITY. I HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than believe that this universal frame is without a mind. 1 None deny that there is a God, but those for...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 34

1855
...throughout the whole of Europe. We cannot refrain from quoting his noble protest against atheism : " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind. While the mind of man looketh at second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no...
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The Christian Doctrines

Hubbard Winslow - 1844 - 360 pages
...reflection of one of the profoundest of minds, that of Lord Bacon, in which he said he " could more easily believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud,...Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without an intelligent and designing Mind." The existence of an * Psalm xa. almighty and intelligent Being,...
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The Elements of Hieroglyphics and Egyptian Antiquities: In a Course of ...

Marquis Spineto - 1845 - 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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Lectures on the Elements of Hieroglyphics and Egyptian Antiquities. With plates

Marquis SPINETO - 1845 - 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...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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Sharpe's London magazine, a journal of entertainment and ..., Volumes 1-2

Anna Maria Hall - 1845
...and perseverance of old Mr. Lee. THE greatest of modern philosophers (Bacon) declares that "he would rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the...Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without mind." Stewart. CONTENTS. How to choose a Travelling Companion 81 Bcauchamps, Chap. IV 84 The Beggar'i...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: To which are Added a Few Poems, Volume 2

Alexander Hill Everett - 1845 - 563 pages
...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 sunbright rock...
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