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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 civil and moral, with The wisdom of the ancients ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1857
...Nationefque fuperavimus.6 xvii. Of Superftition. JIT 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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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1857 - 550 pages
...to those who seek for them in the way He has Himself appointed. ESSAY XVII. OF SUPEESTITION. TT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an JL opinion as is unworthy of Him ; for the one is unbelief, the other is cdntumely : and certainly...
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Bacon's Essays: With Annotations

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - English essays - 1858 - 588 pages
...to those who seek for them in the way He has Himself appointed. ESSAY 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 a man at all as Plutarch, than that they should say there was one Plutarch, that would eat his children...
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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review

1858
...their compeers. Of superstition, including fanaticism and bigotry, Lord Bacon says : — " It were better to have no opinion of God At all, than such...other is contumely, and certainly superstition is tho reproach of tho Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose : — ' Surely (saith he,) / had rather...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1858
...governs all things, that we have surpassed all nations and peoples.] XVIl. OF SUPERSTITION.1 IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy2 of him. For the one is unbelief, the other is contumely: and certainly superstition is the...
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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1858
...governs all things, that we have surpassed all nations and peoples.] XVII. OF SUPERSTITION.' IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion аз is unworthy 2 of him. For the one is unbelief, the other is contumely: and certainly superstition...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1859
...regi, gubernarique perspeximus omnes, gentes nationesque superaviinus." XVII. OF SUPERSTITION. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all than such an opinion as is unworthy of Lira ; for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely ; and certainly superstition is the reproach...
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The land of the Kelt

Peter Paradox (pseud.) - 1860
...SUPERSTITION. " ' It is better,' says Lord Bacon, in one of his essays," commenced the lecturer, " ' to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion...certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. It is, without a veil, a deformed thing ; for as it addeth deformity to an ape to be so like a man,...
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Monthly Journal, Volume 1

Unitarianism - 1860
...altogether, than Theists, and believe him arbitrary, cruel, vindictive. " It were better," says Lord Bacon, "to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion...unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief; the other, contumely. Plutarch says well, ' Surely I had a great deal rather that men should say there was no...
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The Seaboard and the Down; Or, My Parish in the South, Volume 2

John Wood Warter - Tarring, West, Eng. (Parish) - 1860
...hence one, who furpafled in wifdom, faid, " It is 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 I John iv. 18. Job xviii. i1. 14. See Bp. Middleton's Sermons and Charges, pp....
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