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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... "
The British Prose Writers - Page 9
1821
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 22; Volume 86

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1847 - 806 pages
...the consciousness of maintaining the right is a richer reward than the highest literary honors. Yet ' no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the...prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride.' It is not as literary athlete that we contend in the educational nrena. We have no secular interests...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1847 - 796 pages
...the consciousness of maintaining the right is a richer reward than the highest literary honors. Yet ' no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the...prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride.' It is not as literary athlete that we contend in the educational arena. We have no secular interests...
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The claims of the gospel on the young

Joel Parker - 1847 - 152 pages
...adventures thereof below; but no pleasure is comparable to standing on the vantage-ground of truth, and to see the errors and wanderings, and mists and tempests, in the vale below." The comparison is a beautiful one ; yet, I confess, it seems to me to be incomplete. It needs a crowning...
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Western Miscellany, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin Ells - American literature - 1778 - 392 pages
...battle, and the adventures thereof below ; • •. n<i fleai-ure is comparable to the standing on the vantage ground of truth — a hill not to be commanded,...always clear and serene — and to see the errors, the wanderings, the mists, and tempests, in the vale below ; always that this prospect be with pity,...
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Nasology: Or, Hints Towards a Classification of Noses

George Jabet - Character - 1848 - 284 pages
...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, and to see the errors and wanderings, and mists and tempests in the sea below ;'f so * New Atlantis....
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A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding

John Locke - Intellect - 1849 - 372 pages
...see a battle, and the adventures thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upsn the vantage ground of truth, (a hill not to be commanded,...where the air is always clear and serene,) and to see ths errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests in the vale below :" so always that this prospect...
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The Worthies of Westmorland: Or, Notable Persons Born in that ..., Volume 1

George Atkinson - Cumbria (England) - 1849 - 330 pages
...height whence we ought to survey so vast a subject — to the vantageground of truth ; whence we may see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below; whence we may track him through the windings of his varied life ; watch his progress from youth to...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - Biography - 1850 - 590 pages
...below : bul no pleasure is comparable to the stand-j ing upon ihe vanlage ground of truth, (a hill notJ ies of heat and cold, doth not impugn the cause rendered, that contraction of pores is inc wanderings-and miste, and lempesls in Ihe vale below :"JSo always lhat this prospecl be with pity,...
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The British Journal of Homoeopathy, Volume 9

John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell - Homeopathy - 1851 - 746 pages
...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...prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride." — BACON. EVERY department of nature which has hitherto been successfully studied, so as to constitute...
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Select English poetry, with notes by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1851 - 362 pages
...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...prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride." — Bacon's Essays. DerimHims. Etymology. Perilous. Incumbent. Cheerful. Skill. Suspended. Suffering....
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