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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 miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. "
Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ... - Page 89
by George Walker - 1825 - 615 pages
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Anti-secularist Lectures

James Maccann (D.D.) - 1866
...freedom of thought, but rather freedom from thought. As Lord Bacon has said in his essay on Atheism, " It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's...mind to Atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth about men's minds to religion ; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it...
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The Authorship of Shakespeare

Nathaniel Holmes - 1867 - 601 pages
...of men in general. Says Bacon : " I had rather believe all the fables of the legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is...convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it."1 But, he continues again, there were some also that stayed not here ; but went further, and held...
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The Southern Review, Volume 14, Issue 28

1873
...conclusion, quote one other profound aphorism from ' the Master of Wisdom.' ' It is true,' says he, 4 that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.' Especially is this the case when the 'little philosophy' is wrested into a conformity with the narrow,...
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The literary reader: prose authors, with biogr. notices &c. by H.G. Robinson

Hugh George Robinson - 1867
...there be no remedy. OF ATHEISM. I had rather believe all the fables in the legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is...Mind ; and therefore God never wrought miracle to 2 convince Atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that sa little philosophy inclineth...
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Friends' Quarterly Examiner, Volume 1

1867
...on our argument. Hugh (reads). " 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 ; and, therefore, God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true that a little philosophy...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 641 pages
...intimidation. XVI. OF ATHEISM. 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 ; and, therefore, God never wrought miracles to convince1 atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy...
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Essays on English writers, by the author of 'The gentle life'.

James Hain Friswell - 1869
...from the one on Atheism : " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran than that this universal frame is...to religion. For while the mind of man looketh upon sacred causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no further ; but when it beholdeth the...
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GOLDEN SHEAVES

H.A. CLEVELAND - 1869
...the tables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without mind. And therefore God never wrought miracle to convince...works convince it. It is true that a little philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. For while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered,...
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Apologetic Lectures on the Fundamental Truths of Christianity: Delivered in ...

Christoph Ernst Luthardt - 1869 - 434 pages
...penetrating into its depths, cannot be called feeling an interest in it. What Bacon says of philosophy, ' that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion,' applies to the knowledge of all truth. For truth dwells in the depth, and God dwells in the depth....
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Apologetic Lectures on the Fundamental Truths of Christianity: Delivered in ...

Christoph Ernst Luthardt - 1869 - 434 pages
...penetrating into its depths, cannot be called feeling an interest in it. What Bacon says of philosophy, ' that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion,' applies to the knowledge of all truth. For truth dwells in the depth, and God dwells in the depth....
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