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" It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an Opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely : and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose :  "
Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately - Page 183
edited by - 1864
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818
...power of the immortal Gods, we have conquered all people and all nations." <Df S-upcnstition. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...rather a great deal men should say, there was no such man at all as Plutarch, than that they should say, that there was one Plutarch, that would eat his...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1818 - 290 pages
...power of the immortal Gods, we have conquered all people and all nations." İf Super0tition. AT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...rather a great deal men should say, there was no such man at all as Plutarch, than that they should say, that there was one Plutarch, that would eat his...
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The works of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...regi gubernarique perspeximus, omnes gentes nationesque superavimus. XVII. OF SUPERSTITION. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...rather a great deal men should say, there was " no such man at all as Plutarch, than that they " should say, that there was one Plutarch, that would " eat...
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Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One, Volumes 1-2

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1820 - 539 pages
...regi, gubernarique perspeximus, omnes gentes nationesque superavimus." XVIII. OF SUPERSTITION. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...rather a great deal men should say there was no such a man at all as Plutarch, than, that they should say there was one Plutarch, that would eat his children...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

British prose literature - 1821
...regi, gubernarique perspeximus, omues gentcs nationesque superavimus." XVIII. OF SUPERSTITION. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...purpose: " Surely," saith he, " I had rather a great deal'men should say there was no such a man at all as Plutarch, than that they should say there was...
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The History of the Crusades: For the Recovery and Possession of ..., Volume 1

Charles Mills - Crusades - 1821 - 895 pages
...The reader must already have recollected and coincided in the opinion of Lord Bacon, that, "it were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...certainly superstition is the " reproach of the Deity." Essay 17. Better be dumb than superstitious : Who violates the Godhead, is most vicious Against the...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1822
...instans !" , Ver. 257. Gods partial, changeful,'] " It were better," says Bacon, in his 17th Essay, " to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of Him ; for one is unbelief, the other is contumely: and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. And...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1822
...mortalibus instans !" Ver. 257. Go* partial, changeful,] " It were better," says Bacon, in his 17th Essay, " to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of Him ; for one is unbelief, the other is contumely: and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. And...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1822
...his 17th Essay, " to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of Him ; for one is unbelief, the other is contumely: and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. And as the contumely is greater towards God, so the danger is greater towards men. Atheism leaves a...
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On the Beauties, Harmonies, and Sublimities of Nature: With ..., Volume 3

Charles Bucke - Nature - 1823
...raised by the folly and impiety of mankind to the rank of deities. " It is better," says Lord Bacon,2 " to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him : — for the one is merely unbelief; the other is contumely." The pyramids are the tombs of bulls. In a sarcophagus, found...
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