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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
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The natural history of infidelity and superstition in contrast with ...

Joseph Esmond Riddle - 1852
...Of Superstition. CLXIX.— p. 193. Superstitious conceptions of the nature and attributes of God.] " Certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity....purpose, ' Surely,' saith he, ' I had rather a great deal that men should say there was no such man at all as Plutarch, than that they should say that there...
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Sketches of English Literature from the Fourteenth to the Present Century

Clara Lucas Balfour - English literature - 1852 - 404 pages
...have seen Christianity really embodied in the life of its professors. Lord Bacon's remark, " It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such an opinion as is unworthy of him," may be carried still further — it were better Christianity had no disciples at all than such as serve...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral ; And, Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1852 - 349 pages
...Nationefque fuperavimus . xvii. Of Superftition. |T were better to have no Opinion of God at all, than fuch an Opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is Unbelief, the other is Contumely. And certainly Superftition is the Reproach of the Deity. Plutarch faith well to that purpofe : Surely, faith he,...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral with A table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1853
...omnia regi, gubernarique perspeximus, omnes gentes, nationesque superXVII. 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 there was one Plutarch that would eat his children...
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Sabbath laws and sabbath duties: considered in relation to their natural and ...

Robert Cox - Political Science - 1853 - 598 pages
...circumstances. And the doctrine of the English Puritans, in opposition to this, isfigmentum Angltcanum.\ opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is...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 Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854
...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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Essays, moral and religious

Edward Thomson - Theology - 1856 - 374 pages
...by perverting true doctrines. Lord Bacon has the following just observations on this subject: "It is better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose: 'Surely, I had a great deal rather men should say there was no such man as Plutarch, than that they would say...
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The Essays: Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral ; and The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon, Alexander Spiers, Basil Montagu - English essays - 1856 - 360 pages
...gubernarique perspeximus, omnes gentes, nationesque superavimus." * XVII.— OF SUPERSTITION. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, . than such...unworthy of him ; for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely,2 and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose...
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Francis Bacon of Verulam, tr. by J. Oxenford

Ernst Kuno B. Fischer - 1857
...is done by superstition, which is, in truth, a " pasquill against the Divine Being. Plutarch sayeth well to that purpose: ' Surely,' saith he, ' I had...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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Francis Bacon of Verulam: Realistic Philosophy and Its Age

Kuno Fischer - Realism - 1857 - 508 pages
...is done by superstition, which is, in truth, a " pasquill against the Divine Being. Plutarch sayeth well to that purpose: ' Surely,' saith he, ' I had...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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