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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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Bacon's Essays: With Annotations

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - Conduct of life - 1857 - 578 pages
...pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures7 thereof below j but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth (a hill not to be 1 As one would. At pleasure ; unrestrained. 2 Unpleasing. Unpleasant; distasteful. ' How flares thy...
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The Asylum Journal of Mental Science

Psychiatry - 1857 - 652 pages
...to see a battle and the adventures thereof below ; but no pleasure is comparable to the standing on the vantage ground of truth, (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always ealm and serene,) and to see the errors and wanderings, and mists and tempests, in the vale below ;...
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Bacon's Essays: With Annotations

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - Philosophy - 1858 - 620 pages
...upon the sea; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures7 thereof below ; but no pleasure is comparable to the...upon the vantage ground of truth (a hill not to be 1 As one would. At pleasure ; unrestrained. 3 Unpleasing. Unpleasant; distasteful. ' How dares thy...
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The Works of the Rev. Robert Hall, A.M.: With a Memoir of His Life, Volume 4

Robert Hall - 1858 - 698 pages
...see a battle, and the adventurers thereof, below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing on the vantage ground of truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air ia always clear and serene), and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests in the...
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The Vocabulary of Philosophy, Mental, Moral, and Metaphysical: With ...

William Fleming - Philosophy - 1860 - 912 pages
...literally impossible and absurd."3 " No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the...this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride."4 — V. FALSITY, REALITY. TRUTHS (First) are such as do not depend on any prior truth. They...
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The Quarterly Magazine of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows, Manchester Unity

Fraternal organizations - 1860 - 544 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 TAKINGS AND LEAVINGS. 329 Truth (a hill not to he commanded, and where the air is always clear and...
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Philosophia Ultima

Charles Woodruff Shields - Philosophy and religion - 1861 - 108 pages
...and the adventures thereof below; but no pleasure is comparable to the standing on the vantage-ground of truth, (a hill not to be commanded, and where the...prospect be with pity and not with swelling or pride." But, when the survey is to be for use rather than pleasure, even the bird's-eye view of a battle-field,...
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The Essays, Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral: And, The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1861 - 408 pages
...the adventures thereof below ; but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth," (a hill not to be commanded, and where...wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below ; " 8 so always that this prospect be the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath...
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Bacon, His Writings and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1862 - 728 pages
...the adventures thereof below ; but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth — (a hill not to be commanded, and where...to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and temfiesrs in the vale below :' so always that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1864 - 638 pages
...Adventures. Fortunes. ' She smiled with silver eheer, And wished me fuir adventure for the year.' — commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene),...wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below;' soi always that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride. Certainly it is heaven...
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