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" All this is true, if time stood still ; which, contrary wise, moveth so round, that a froward retention 'of custom is as turbulent a thing as an innovation ; and they that reverence too much old times, are but a scorn to the new. "
The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England - Page 82
by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
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The essays, or Counsels, civil & moral, with a table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1680 - 410 pages
...true, if time flood flill » which contrariwife moveth fo round, that a froward retention of cuftom is as turbulent a thing, as an Innovation : and they that reverence too much old times, are but a fcorn to the new. It were good therefore, that Men in their Innovations would follow the example of...
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Lord Bacon's Essays, Or Counsels Moral and Civil: Translated from the Latin ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1720 - 556 pages
...contrariwife runs round incefTantly in a Circle. And hence it is, that a iliff and froward Retention of Cuftom is as turbulent a Thing as an INNOVATION; and they that reverence antient Ufages too fuperftitioufly, are the Scorn of the prefent Age. It were prudent therefore, if...
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Letters to the Peers of Scotland: By the Earl of Lauderdale

James Maitland Earl of Lauderdale - Electronic books - 1794 - 334 pages
...the *' worfe, and if wifdom and counfel fhall " not alter them to the better, what fhall be " the end ?—it were good therefore that " men in their innovations would follow " the example of time itfelf, which indeed " enervates greatly but quietly, and by de" grees fcarce to be perceived."—Nor...
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Modern Agriculture, Or, The Present State of Husbandry in Great ..., Volume 4

James Donaldson - Agriculture - 1796 - 446 pages
...and council fhall not alter them to the better, what fhall be the end ? A froward retention of cuftom is as turbulent a thing as an innovation, and they that reverence too much, old times are but a fcorn to the new." Reform, or, as Lord Bacon ftyles it, innovation, is in thefe times, the writer well...
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The Orthodox churchman's magazine; or, A Treasury of divine and ..., Volume 7

1804 - 510 pages
...strangers, mo re ad mi red and Jess favoured. All this is true, if time stood stiy ; which, .contrariwise, moveth so round, that a froward retention of custom...therefore, that men, in their innovations, would follow the exarople of time itself, which indeed innovateth greatly, but quietly, and by degrees scarce to be...
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Historical Reflections on the Constitution and Representative System of ...

James Jopp - Constitutional history - 1812 - 460 pages
...strangers, more admired, and less favoured. All this is true if time stood still ; which contrariwise, moveth so round, that a froward retention of custom...•as turbulent a thing, as an innovation ; and they * Address to the People of Great Britain. that reverence too much old times are but a scorn to the...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1818 - 290 pages
...strangers, more admired, and less favoured. All this is true, if time stood still ; which contrariwise moveth so round, that a froward retention of custom...itself; which indeed innovateth greatly, but quietly, 'ind by degrees scarce to be perceived: for otherwise whatsoever is new, is unlocked for ; and ever...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818 - 310 pages
...strangers, more admired, and less favoured. All this is true, if time stood still; which contrariwise moveth so round, that a froward retention of custom...reverence too much old times, are but a scorn to the new. Tt were good, therefore, that men in their Innovations would follow the example of time itself; which...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 9; Volume 27

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1818
...worse, and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the • better, what shall be the end ? A fromard retention of custom ~ is as turbulent a thing as an...reverence too much old times, are but a scorn to the ñero.' * The Archdeacon's Protest has, as might be expected, drawn forth some Counter Protests. One...
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The British Review, and London Critical Journal, Volume 11

English literature - 1818 - 596 pages
...strangers, more admired and less favoured. All this is true if time stood still ; which, contrariwise, moveth so round, that a froward retention of custom...a thing as an innovation ; and they that reverence old times are but a scorn to the new. It were good, therefore, that men in their innovations would...
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