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" It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea : a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground... "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Literary and professional works - Page 83
by Francis Bacon, William Rawley - 1860
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with notes by A. Spiers

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1851
...the adventures thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the...to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tem1 Unpleasing (unused, for unplcasingnesg. 2 Spake (old or biblical) for spoke. ' Lucretius. ' The...
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THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF HOMCEOPATHY

J. DRYSDALE & J. RUSSELL - 1851
...pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to gee shipg tossed upon the sea ; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below : but no plea-ure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth, (a hill not to be commanded,...
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Selections from the writings and speeches of William Lloyd ..., Volume 3

William Lloyd Garrison - Slavery - 1852 - 416 pages
...a pleasure to stand upon the shore,' says Lord Bacon,' and to watch the ships tossed upon the sea ; but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon...always that this prospect be with pity, and not with pride. Certainly, it is heaven upon earth to have a man's mind move in Charity, rest in Providence,...
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The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D ..., Volume 2

David Thomas
...a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and see ships tossed upon the sea ; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures...no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth — a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene...
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The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D ..., Volume 6

David Thomas
...castle, and to see a battle, and the adventurers thereof, below ; but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth — a hill...commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene — to see the errors and wanderings, and mists and tempests, in the vale below ; so always that this...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral ; And, Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1852 - 349 pages
...to fee a Battle, and the Adventures thereof, below : But no Pleafure is comparable to the ftanding upon the vantage Ground of Truth ; (A Hill not to...be commanded, and where the Air is always clear and ferene) : and to fee the Errors, and Wanderings, and Mifts, and Tempefts, in the Vale below : So always,...
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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
...pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea; apleasure to stand in thewindow of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures...no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantageground of truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene),...
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The Illustrated London magazine, ed. by R.B. Knowles, Volumes 25-26

Richard Brinsley Knowles
...Bacon, " to stand upon the sea-shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below ;" but nothing in our poor mind can equal the joy of him, who being solitary and comfortless, hears the roar...
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Tracts on homoeopathy, Volumes 1-12

William Sharp - Drugs - 1853 - 250 pages
...but still more for LORD BACON'S. I believe they are " standing upon the vantage ground of truth, and see the errors and wanderings, and mists and tempests in the vale below." I am also anxious to induce others to join this company and to share in its advantage ; and, therefore,...
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Ambrose the sculptor

mrs. Robert Cartwright - 1854
...a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures...no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene),...
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