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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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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 deiti^.; " It is better," says Lord Bacon,2 " to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of himi-rpfor the one is .merely unbelief; the other; 1$, contumely." . ..; ij.-.^ujyt.'. i •:; ™i;il...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1824
...subsequent note. 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...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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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - English literature - 1824
...subsequent note. 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...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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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1825
...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 his...
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The works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon - 1825
...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 his...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...It were better to have no opinion of God at all, :han such an opinion as is unworthy of him; for :he one is unbelief, the other is contumely: and certainly...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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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - English literature - 1827
...humiliation? Blush for shame, and hide thy face in the dust. BISHOP HORNE. 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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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - English literature - 1827
...humiliation? Blush for shame, and hide thy face in the dust. BISHOP HORNE. 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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New elegant extracts; a selection from the most eminent prose and epistolary ...

New elegant extracts - 1827
...humiliation? Blush for shame, and hide thy face in the dust. BISHOP HORNE. 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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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection, Moral, Instructive, and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - Conduct of life - 1827
...humiliation? Blush for shame, and hide thy face in the dust. BISHOP HORNE. 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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