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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

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1868 - 786 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...standing upon the vantage ground of truth (a hill not to bo 1 As one would. At pleasure ; unrettrained. * Unpleasing. Unpleasant ; distasteftd. ' How dnres...
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Studies in English prose: specimens, with notes, by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1868 - 530 pages
...to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures (events, vicissitudes) 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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A History of the Celebration of Robert Burns' 110th Natal Day, at the ...

1869 - 100 pages
...mony lengthen'd sage advices The husband frae the wife despises" — And, as my lord Bacon saith, " No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth," I am compelled to acknowledge that Tarn seems to have disregarded these gentle warnings, and delicate...
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T. Lucreti Cari De rerum natura libri sex

Titus Lucretius Carus - Didactic poetry, Latin - 1942 - 918 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." Svave. Note omission of est. Magno. For meaning see Servius (Ad Aen. V.628): magnum procellosum, although...
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Journal, Volume 8

Industrial arts - 1860 - 900 pages
...window of acaetie and t> see a battio and th adventures thereof below ; but no pleasure is con parable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth (a...the errors and wanderings and mists and tempests in die vale below ; so always that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride." A*, the...
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Gifts of the Lotus: A Book of Daily Meditations

Religion - 1974 - 212 pages
...certainty it can have. Mo pleasure is comp'ar'abk lA (h? standing upon the vantage ground of truth—a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene, and to see the error and wanderings and mists and tempests in the vale below. 17. As long as we are not ever ready...
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The Papers of Henry Laurens

Henry Laurens - 1968 - 698 pages
...EXTRACTS from the Proceedings of the High Court of Vice-Admiralty in Charlestown, South-Carolina, &c. "No Pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the...commanded, and where the Air is always clear and serene." Lord BACON.T "What are usually called Libels undoubtedly keep great men in Awe, and are some Check...
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Ideology, Philosophy, and Politics

Frederick Charles Copleston, Conference for the Study of Political Thought - Electronic books - 1983 - 257 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 vale below. Lucretius, De rerum...
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Processes of Vegetation Change

Colin Burrows - Science - 1990 - 580 pages
...vegetation change. ' . . . no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of Truth . . . and to see the errors and wanderings and mists and tempests in the vale below.' Francis Bacon, Essays: Of Truth, 1625 Preface This book is about ideas on the nature and causes of...
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Processes of Vegetation Change

Colin Burrows - Science - 1990 - 580 pages
...vegetation change. ' . . . no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of Truth . . . and to see the errors and wanderings and mists and tempests in the vale below.' Francis Bacon, Essays: Of Truth, 1625 Preface This book is about ideas on the nature and causes of...
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