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" For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear and equal glass, wherein the beams of things should reflect according to their true incidence ; nay, it is rather like an enchanted glass, full of superstition and imposture, if it be not delivered... "
Poems, now first collected - Page 165
by Chandos Leigh (1st baron.) - 1839
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 648 pages
...understanding in some particulars, but doth more generally and inwardly infect and corrupt the state thereof. For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear...to their true incidence ; nay, it is rather like an inchanted glass, full of superstition and imposture, if it be not delivered and reduced. For this purpose,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1824
...understanding in some particulars, but doth more generally and inwardly infect and corrupt the state thereof. For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear...and imposture, if it be not delivered and reduced. For this purpose, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1825
...understanding in some particulars, but doth more generally and inwardly infect and corrupt the state thereof. For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear...and imposture, if it be not delivered and reduced. For this purpose, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature...
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The Two Books of Francis, Lord Verulam: Of the Proficience and Advancement ...

Francis Bacon - Learning and scholarship - 1825 - 434 pages
...understanding in some particulars, but doth more generally and inwardly infect and corrupt the state thereof. For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear...to their true incidence ; nay, it is rather like an inchanted glass, full of superstition and imposture, if it be not delivered and reduced. For this purpose,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1826 - 626 pages
...understanding in some particulars, but doth more generally and inwardly infect and corrupt the state thereof. For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear...to their true incidence ; nay, it is rather like an inchanted glass, full of superstition and imposture, if it be not delivered and reduced. For this purpose,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825 - 538 pages
...understanding in some particulars, but doth more generally and inwardly infect and corrupt the state thereof. For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear...and imposture, if it be not delivered and reduced. 14. The mind is more affected by affirmatives than negatives. (p) As was well answered by Diaguras...
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Character of Lord Bacon: His Life and Works

Thomas Martin - Great Britain - 1835 - 388 pages
...which, like a false or uneven mirror, are apt to distort the truth. ' The mind of man,' says Bacon, ' is far from the nature of a clear and equal glass,...superstition and imposture, if it be not delivered or reduced.' * Before the time of Bacon, no attempt had been made to detect and enumerate these prejudices...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 2

1837 - 638 pages
...enumerate the prejudices and biases of the mind of man ; which, as the great Verulam truly observes, " is far from the nature of a clear and equal glass,...superstition and imposture, if it be not delivered or reduced." The great protestant principle, since worked out so admirably by Chillingworth, is, in...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay ...

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1838 - 896 pages
...understanding in some particulars, but doth more generally and inwardly infect and corrupt the state thereof. For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear...and imposture, if it be not delivered and reduced. For this purpose, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840 - 246 pages
...understanding in some particulars, but doth more generally and inwardly infect and corrupt the state thereof. For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear...and imposture, if it be not delivered and reduced. For this purpose, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature...
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