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" BUT the mortallest enemy unto knowledge, and that which hath done the greatest execution upon truth, hath been a peremptory adhesion unto authority ; and more especially, the establishing of our belief upon the dictates of antiquity. "
The Quarterly Review - Page 378
by Sir John Murray IV - 1820
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...society of error. CHAP. VI. Of Adherence unto Antiquity. But the mortallest enemy unto knowledge, and that which hath done the greatest execution upon truth, hath been a peremptory adhesion unto authority ; and more especially, the establishing of our belief upon the dictates of antiquity....
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The Ecclesiastical polity and other works of Richard Hooker: with his life ...

Richard Hooker - 1830
...haberi solet." Tiraquel. de jud. in reb. exig. cap. 10. || [" The mortalleit enemy unto knowledge, and that which hath done the greatest execution upon Truth, hath been a peremptory adhesion unto Authority ; and, more especially, Die establishing of our belief upon the dictates of Antiquity....
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The Library of the Old English Prose Writers ...: Works of Sir Thomas Browne

English literature - 1831
...and pitch beyond ubiquity. OP ADHERENCE UNTO ANTICtUITY. BCT the mortalest enemy unto knowledge, and that which hath done the greatest execution upon truth, hath been a peremptory adhesion unto authority, and more especially the establishing of our belief upon the dictates of antiquity....
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Sir Thomas Browne's Works: Including His Life and Correspondence, Volume 2

Sir Thomas Browne - 1835
...of Error ; — viz. obstinate Adherence unto Antiquity. BUT the mortallest enemy unto knowledge, and that which hath done the greatest execution upon truth, hath been a peremptory adhesion unto authority ; and more especially, the establishing of our belief upon the dictates of antiquity....
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Sir Thomas Browne's Works: Religio medici. Pseudoxia epidemica, books 1-3

Sir Thomas Browne - 1835
...of Error ; — viz. obstinate Adherence unto Antiquity. BUT the mortallest enemy unto knowledge, and that which hath done the greatest execution upon truth, hath been a r, peremptory adhesion unto authority ; and more especially, the establishing of our belief upon the...
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An Inquiry Into the Origin of the Office and Title of the Justice of the ...

Esq. James Birch Sharpe - Justices of the peace - 1841 - 208 pages
...ON SOME OF THE DEFECTS OF OUR ANCIENT STAT Sec. &c. &c. But the mortallest enemy unto knowledge, and that which hath done the greatest execution upon truth, hath been a peremptory adhesion unto authority, and more especially the establishing of our belief upon the dictates of antiquity.—Sir...
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The Act to Amend the Law for the Registration of Voters: With a Popular ...

Charles Grevile Prideaux - Election law - 1843 - 120 pages
...some of the Defectsof our Statute Hooks, &c. fee. Sc. "But the mortalest enemy unto knowledge, and that which hath done the greatest execution upon truth, hath been a peremptory adhesion unto authority, and more espe. dally the establishing of our belief upon the dictates of an. tiquity."—Sir...
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Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E ...

Encyclopaedia - 1845
...paying, we adhere. MarveU'i Litten to the Corporation of Hull. The mortallest enemy unto knowledge, and that which hath done the greatest execution upon truth, hath been a peremptory adhesion unto authority, and more especially the establishing of our belief upon the dictate» of antiquity....
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The Works of Sir Thomas Browne: Preface. Dr. Johnson's Life of Sir Thomas ...

Sir Thomas Browne, Samuel Johnson - 1852
...Cause of Error; nz. obstinate Adherence unto Antiquity. BUT the mortallest enemy unto knowledge, and that which hath done the greatest execution upon truth, hath been a peremptory adhesion unto authority ; and more especially, the establishing of our belief upon the dictates of antiquity....
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The candidate for Heaven invited to Christian fellowship

William Garner (primitive methodist.) - 1852
...judgment of a writer, early in the seventeenth century, " the mortallest enemy unto knowledge, and that which hath done the greatest execution upon truth, hath been a peremptory adhesion unto antiquity; and more especially the establishing our belief upon the dictates of antiquity." The...
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