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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 Bible of Nature, and Substance of Virtue, Condensed from the Scriptures ...

Free thought - 1842
...those who are not reformed, will transmigrate to all eternity. FRANCIS BACON, ON SUPERSTITION. It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such...superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saiih well to that purpose : " Surely I had rather a great deal men should say there was no such a...
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Curiosities of Literature. Edited by H. Mead

Henry Mead - Literary curiosa - 1846 - 230 pages
...sense of taxation and keeping quiet, a small, almost a pitiful one. BACON ON 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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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

1846
...1612, is entitled ' Of Superstition.' Its leading idea is stated in the commencement : — 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 children...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...opinion of God at all, than such'an opinion as is unworthy of him; for the one is unhelief, the other it contumely; and certainly superstition is the reproach...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 children...
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Bacon; His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volumes 1-2

George Lillie Craik - Philosophers - 1846 - 259 pages
...: — It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such'an opinion as is unworthy of him j for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely ; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deify. Plutarch saith well to that purpose : ' Surely,' saith he, ' I had rather a great deal men should...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1847
...blood ; NOTES. Ver. 257. Gods partial, changeful,] " It were better," says Bacon, in his 1 7th 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 Passions: Or, Mind and Matter

John Gideon Millingen - Emotions - 1848 - 464 pages
...one who is cruel and vindictive. The following are the words of our great philosopher — " It was 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 would say there was one Plutarch that would eat his children...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 6

Methodist Episcopal Church - 1848
...perverting true doctrines. Lord Bacon has the following just ohservations on this suhject: " It is hetter to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him; for the one is unhelief, the other is contumely; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch...
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The Bible of Nature, and Substance of Virtue: Condensed from the Scriptures ...

1849 - 202 pages
...those who are not reformed, will transmigrate to all eternity. FRANCIS BACON, ON SUPERSTITION. It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such...Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose : " Surely I had rather a great deal men should say there was no such a man at all as Plutarch, than that they...
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A philosophical essay on credulity and superstition: and also on animal ...

Rufus Blakeman - Medical misconceptions - 1849 - 206 pages
...CREDULITY AND SUPERSTITION; AND ALSO ON ANIMAL FASCINATION, OR CHARMING. BY RUFUS BLAKEMAN, MD " It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely." LORD BACON. S ^ NEW YORK : D. APPLETON & CO., BROADWAY. NEW HAVEN, 8. BABCOCK. 1849. 7w&?> 4 * •*Entered,...
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