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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 sea-board and the down; or, My parish in the South, by an old vicar (J.W ...

John Wood Warter - 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. iS. Job xviii. II. 14. See Bp. Middleton's Sermons and Charges, pp....
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The Monthly Journal of the American Unitarian Association, Volume 1

Unitarian churches - 1860
...cruel, vindictive. " It were better," says Lord Bacon, "to have no opinion of God at all, than such.an opinion as is 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 such...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1861 - 586 pages
...together. His support and comfort are given to those who seek for them in the way He has Himself appointed. XVII. OF SUPERSTITION. Fwere better to have no opinion...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

George Lillie Craik - 1862 - 715 pages
...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...Plutarch saith well to that purpose: 'Surely,' saith, he, ' [ had rather a great deal men should say there was no such man at all as Plutarch , than that they...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...the receiving from Him, the conforming to Him, and the reposing and trusting in Him. Burton» It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...opinion as is unworthy of Him ; for the one is unbelief, and the other is contumely ; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Bacon. OODLĎNESS—...
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English Retraced, Or, Remarks, Critical and Philological: Founded on a ...

James Gurnhill - Bible - 1862 - 227 pages
...comparison of impersonals. Example 3. Where the relative of THAN, relates to an adverb : " It were better to have no opinion of God at all, THAN such an opinion as is unworthy of Him." Łacon's Essays. Of Superstition. Here the advantages, or' disadvantages, of entertaining certain opinions...
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The Breeches Bible: Considered as the Basis for Remarks, Critical and ...

Bible - 1862 - 227 pages
...comparison of impersonals. Example, 3. Where the relative of THAN, relates to an adverb : " It were better to have no opinion of God at all, THAN such an opinion as is unworthy of Him." Bacon's Essays. Of Superstition. Here the advantages, or disadvantages, of entertaining certain opinions...
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The Breeches Bible: Considered as the Basis for Remarks, Critical and ...

Bible - 1862 - 227 pages
...comparison of impersonals. Example 3. Where the relative of THAN, relates to an adverb : " It were better to have no opinion of God at all, THAN such an opinion as is unworthy of Him." Bacon's Essays. Of Superstition. Here the advantages, or disadvantages, of entertaining certain opinions...
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The breeches Bible, considered as the basis for remarks ... on the English ...

James Gurnhill - 1862
...comparison of impersonals. Example 3. Where the relative of THAN, relates to an adverb : " It were better to have no opinion of God at all, THAN such an opinion as is unworthy of Sim." Bacon's Essays. Of Superstition. Here the advantages, or disadvantages, of entertaining certain...
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Christianity and common sense

1863
...we are about to be engaged, we do well to commence by repeating the saying of Bacon, ' that it were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely.' This reflection should be in the mind of everyone who writes or speaks on the evidences or analogy...
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