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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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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Richard Whately (abp. of Dublin) - 1864
...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'...upon the vantage ground of truth (a hill not to be i As one would. At pleamre ; mirestrained. 2 Unpleasing. Unpleasant ; distasteful. ' How dares thy...
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The Freemasons' Monthly Magazine, Volume 23

Freemasonry - 1864
...reputation itself." Equally so the great writer from whom we have more than once quoted — Bacon — " No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth.1" Better still tho sacred writer Esdras, " Great is Truth and mighty above all things." And...
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Tracts on Homoeopathy, Issues 1-12

William Sharp - Diseases - 1865
...thereoI" below ; but no pleasure is comparable to the standmg upon the vantage ground at truth, ia hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene,) anil to see the errors and wandermgs, and mists and tempests, m the vale below .' so always that this...
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Select Academic Speaker: Containing a Large Number of New and Appropriate ...

Henry Coppée - Readers and speakers - 1867 - 546 pages
...the adventures thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantageground of truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the...and tempests, in the vale below ;" so always that thU prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride. Certainly it is heaven upon earth to have...
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The Authorship of Shakespeare

Nathaniel Holmes - 1867 - 601 pages
...upon the sea ; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventuret thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the...the air is always clear and serene,) and to see the errort and wanderings, and mists, and tempetts, in the vale below ' ; so always that this prospect...
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Select Academic Speaker: Containing a Large Number of New and Appropriate ...

Henry Coppée - Readers and speakers - 1867 - 546 pages
...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 vantageground of truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene),...
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The Causes of the Decline of Spain

George Herbert West - Spain - 1867 - 45 pages
...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...below ; but no pleasure is comparable to the standing on the vantage-ground of truth and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the...
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The causes of the decline of Spain, the Stanhope prize essay, 1867, Volume 8

George Herbert West - 1867
...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...below ; but no pleasure is comparable to the standing on the vantage-ground of truth and to see tho errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the...
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Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1868 - 388 pages
...see ships tost upon the Sea: A pleasure to stand in the window of a Castle, and to see a Battaile, and the Adventures thereof, below: But no- pleasure...Truth : (A hill not to be commanded, and where the Ayre is alwaies cleare and serene;) And to see the Errours, and Wandrings, and Mists, and Tempests,...
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Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil

William Aldis Wright - 1868 - 388 pages
...to stand in the window of a Castle, and to see a Battaile, and the Adventures thereof, below: But Ho pleasure is comparable, to the standing, upon the...Truth : (A hill not to be commanded, and where the Ayre is alwaies cleare and serene ;) A nd to see the Errours, and Wandrings, and Mists, and Tempests,...
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