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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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Ambrose the sculptor, Volume 1; Volume 232

mrs. Robert Cartwright - 1854 - 318 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 (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene),...
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Our native land, or, Scenes and sketches from British history, by the author ...

British history - 1855 - 482 pages
...sea ; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures of it 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 vale below ; ' so always that...
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India in Greece: Or, Truth in Mythology : Containing the Sources of the ...

Edward Pococke - Buddhism - 1856 - 444 pages
...principle. IV. SOUBCES OF GEEEK EEEOE. " No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of Truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the...wanderings and mists and tempests in the vale below : BO always that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride." LORD BACON. " Eiaay on...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856 - 562 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 ; uurestrained. * Unpleasing. Unpleasant; distasteful. ' How dares thy...
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Manchester papers

Manchester papers - 1856 - 346 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 the standing upon the vantage ground of truth (a bill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene), and to see the errors and...
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Manchester papers

Manchester papers - 1856 - 344 pages
...upon the sea— a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a hattle and the adventures thereof below, — but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage gronnd of truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene), and to...
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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856 - 474 pages
...of a castle, and to see a hattle, and the adventures thereof helow ; hut no pleasure is comparahle to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth (a hill not to he commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene), and to see the errors, and wanderings,...
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The Eastern Lily gathered: a memoir of Bala Shoondaree Tagore ... With a ...

Edward STORROW - 1856 - 122 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 — a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always calm and serene...
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The Essays: Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral ; and The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1856 - 406 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 the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth," (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene,)...
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The Essays Or Counsels Civil and Moral. With the Wisdom of the Ancients ...

Francis Bacon - 1857 - 412 pages
...and to fee a Battle, and the Adventures thereof below : but no Pleafure is comparable to thejianding upon the vantage Ground of Truth ; (A Hill not to...be commanded, and where the Air is always clear and ferene) and to fee the Errors, and Wanderings, and Mifts, and Tempejis, in the Vale below : So always...
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