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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. "
The Christian reformer; or, Unitarian magazine and review [ed. by R. Aspland]. - Page 395
edited by - 1842
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...with the other great men in the state, or else the remedy is worse than the disease. XVI. OF 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

Francis Bacon - 1834
...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,...than that this universal frame is without a mind.'" I have a copy of this edition. A Letter of the Lord Bacon's, in French, to the Marquess Fiat, relating...
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A Christian Directory, Or, A Body of Practical Divinity and Cases of ...

Richard Baxter - Christian life - 1825
...tam fem, nemo omnium tam sit immanis, enjus mentem non imbuerit deorum opinio. Cic. Tusc. i. 20. " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is witlumt a mind." Lord Bacon, Essay 16. " A little philosophy inclincth a man's mind to atheism: but...
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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
...; 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: 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 7

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - Law - 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

Francis Bacon - Law - 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 - Ethics - 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, with memoirs of his life and writings by ..., Volume 2

Samuel Parr - 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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