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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 Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1825 - 538 pages
...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...to see " the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tem" pests, in the vale below :" so always that this prospest be with pity, and not with swelling or...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England..: Essays ...

Francis Bacon - English prose literature - 1825 - 524 pages
...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...to see " the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tem" pests, in the vale below:" so always that this prospest be with pity, and not with swelling or...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825 - 550 pages
...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...to see " the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tem" pests, in the vale below:" so always that this prospest be with pity, and not. with swelling or...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 668 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...vantage ground of truth, a hill not to be commanded, and xvhere the air is always clear and serene : ' and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and...
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Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ..., Volume 10

Perry Fairfax Nursey - Industrial arts - 1830 - 464 pages
...upon the sea ; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle anil to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to the...wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below." — BACON. • WATKINS AND HILL'S SELF-REGULATING RAIN-GAUGEA VOL. X. 34 SELF-REGULATING RAIN GAUGE....
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The Calcutta Christian Observer, Volume 2

Baptists - 1833 - 744 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,...below, so always that this prospect be with pity, and not^with swelling or pride. Certainly, it is heaven upon earth " to have a man's mind move in charity,...
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The Journal of Health, Volumes 3-4

596 pages
...upon the sea ; a pleasure to stand in the window of of a castle, to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below ; but no pleasure is comparable to the...where the air is always clear and serene), and to see errors and wanderings, and mists ana ten, pests, in the vale below ; ' so always that this prospect...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1833 - 228 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...hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always eleur and serene,) and to see tb.2 errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests in the vale below...
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The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Volume 18

Medicine - 1836 - 554 pages
...upon the sea; a pleasure to stand in the windows of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to the...commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene,) anil to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests in the vale below:' so always that...
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Essays and Selections

Basil Montagu - Fore-edged painting - 1837 - 400 pages
...prophetic faith of two or three solitary individuals." XII. Having surmounted all difficulties, he stands upon the vantage ground of truth, a hill not to be commanded, and however laborious the ascent may have been, when the serenity and fair prospect is a grateful reward....
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