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" It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea : a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground... "
Essays moral, economical and political - Page 11
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
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Lord Bacon's Essays, Or Counsels Moral and Civil: Translated from the Latin ...

Francis Bacon - 1720
...various Events thereof below. But no Tleafure is cornfar able to theftanding upon the Vant ageGround of TRUTH; (a Hill not to be commanded, and where the Air is always clear and ferene ; ) and from thence to behold the Errors and Wandringsy the Mifts and Tempefts in the Vale beneath...
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A Collection of Select Aphorisms and Maxims: With Several Historical ...

Aphorisms and apothegms - 1748 - 322 pages
...behold a battle, its adventures, and fuccefs : but no pleafure like that of ftanding upon the advantage ground of truth, (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is ever clear and ferene) and to fee the errors, the wanderings, the mifts, and tempefts in the vale below...
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The Bee, Or Literary Intelligencer, Volume 10

James Anderson - History - 1792
...The personalities it contains, art Ur tem wlut , READING MEMORANDUMS. * * - ' • ' . .For i..-i Bee. No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth, (an hill not to be comjnanded, and where the air is always -clear and sejene,) and to see the errors,...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 14

1801
...the sea: — a pleasure to stand, on the window of a castle and to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below ; but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth, and to see the error and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below." So always that this...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 226

Literary Criticism - 1917
...the sea ; A pleasure to stand in the window of a Castle, and to see a Battaile, and the Adventures thereof, below ; But no pleasure is comparable to...of Truth (A hill not to be commanded, and where the Ayre is alwaies cleare and serene,) and to see the Errours, and Wandrings and Mists, and Tempests,...
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A COMPENDIOUS VIEW OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY

CHARLES MAYO, L.L.B - 1804
...liberties unimpaired to posterity.* " Hor. Carm. 3. a. * It is observed by a writer of high repute, " that no pleasure is comparable to the standing " upon the vantage ground of truth; and to see the errors and wanderings, and mists and " tempests in the vale below." •'—No period...
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A biographical history of England, from the Revolution to the end ..., Volume 1

Mark Noble, James Granger - Great Britain - 1806
...and shrinks from men. No pleasure is " comparable to the standing upon the advantage " of truth ; an hill not to be commanded, and " where the air is always clear and serene. A lie . " serves for dissimulation, for perfidiousnefis, and " almost * The following extract is from...
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The Temple of Truth: Or, The Best System of Reason, Philosophy, Virtue, and ...

Charles Edward De Coetlogon - Christianity - 1807 - 566 pages
...vantage-ground of Trutht and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests of the vale beneath ; so always, that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling, or pride." BACON'S ESSAYS; I perfectly agree with a philosophical writer, whom I cannot always approve, when he...
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The temple of truth: or, The best system of reason, philosophy, virtue, and ...

Charles Edward De Coetlogon - 1807
...vantage-ground oiTrutht and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests of the vale beneath ; so always, that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling, or pride." BACON'S ESIAYS; I perfectly agree with a philosophical writer, whom I cannot always approve, when he...
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A manual of essays, selected from various authors

Manual - 1809
...upon the sea ; a pleasure to stand in the window^ of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth :" (an hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene :) and to see the errors,...
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