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" I HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran', than that this universal frame is without a mind. "
The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay - Page 271
by Francis Bacon - 1838 - 832 pages
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate, Volume 69

1869
...nothing of his purpose — presents a striking contrast to that of the great masters of philosophy. " I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind."* So said the author of the " Novum Organum." And the author of the " Principia" adds, that it "belongs...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 348 pages
...correspondence with the other great men in the state, or else the remedy is worse than the disease. OF I HAD rather believe all the fables in the legend,...without a mind: and, therefore, God never wrought miracles 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, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815 - 302 pages
...correspondence with the other great men in the state, or else the remedy is worse than the disease. OF ATHEISM. I HAD rather believe all the fables in...without a mind: and, therefore, God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true that a little philosophy...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1818 - 290 pages
...correspondence with the other great men in the state ; or else the remedy is worse than the disease. . JL HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and...is without a mind. And therefore God never wrought a miracle to convince Atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy...
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Sylva sylvarum (century IX-X) Physiological remains. Medical remains ...

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1819 - 580 pages
...with the other great men in 1,. II. u the state ; or else the remedy is worse than the disease. XVI. OF ATHEISM. I HAD rather believe all the fables in...little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism ; ~x but depth in philosophy bringeth mens minds about to religion : for while the mind of man looketh...
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Essays moral, economical and political

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 214 pages
...correspondence with the other great men in the state, or else the remedy is worse than the disease. XVII. OF ATHEISM. I HAD rather believe all the fables in...without a mind ; and, therefore, God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy...
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The Christian Disciple, Volume 2

Liberalism (Religion) - 1821 - 490 pages
...to be combated, what other refutation is likely to prove effectual ?" " I had rather," says Bacon, " believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud,...without a mind. And, therefore, God never wrought a miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true that a little philosophy...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volumes 1-2

Dugald Stewart - Psychology - 1821 - 706 pages
...voluminous and now neglected erudition displayed by Cudworth in defence of the same argument. 11 I bad rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the...Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind ! It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth...
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Essays, Moral, Economical and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1822 - 208 pages
...correspondence with the other great men in the state, or else the remedy is worse than the disease. XVII. OF ATHEISM. I HAD rather believe all the fables in...Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a miud ; and, therefore, God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16

Francis Bacon - 1834 - 784 pages
...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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