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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

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1868 - 641 pages
...upon the sea ; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures7 thereof below ; but no pleasure is comparable to the...standing upon the vantage ground of truth (a hill not to bo 1 As one would. At pleasure ; unrettrained. * Unpleasing. Unpleasant ; distasteftd. ' How dnres...
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Studies in English prose: specimens, with notes, by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1868
...is a pleasured 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 (events, vicissitudes) thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground...
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A HISTORY OF THE CELEBRATION OF ROBERT BURNS 110TH NATAL DAY, AT THE ...

1869
...mony lengthen'd sage advices The husband frae the wife despises" — And, as my lord Bacon saith, " No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth," I am compelled to acknowledge that Tarn seems to have disregarded these gentle warnings, and delicate...
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Journal, Volume 8

Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) - Industrial arts - 1860
...window of acaetie and t> see a battio and th adventures thereof below ; but no pleasure is con parable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth (a...the errors and wanderings and mists and tempests in die vale below ; so always that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride." A*, the...
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Gifts of the Lotus: A Book of Daily Meditations

Religion - 1974 - 201 pages
...certainty it can have. Mo pleasure is comp'ar'abk lA (h? standing upon the vantage ground of truth—a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene, and to see the error and wanderings and mists and tempests in the vale below. 17. As long as we are not ever ready...
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The Papers of Henry Laurens: Aug. 1, 1769-Oct. 9, 1771

Henry Laurens - History - 1979 - 656 pages
...EXTRACTS from the Proceedings of the High Court of Vice-Admiralty in Charlestown, South-Carolina, &c. "No Pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the...commanded, and where the Air is always clear and serene." Lord BACON.T "What are usually called Libels undoubtedly keep great men in Awe, and are some Check...
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Ideology, Philosophy, and Politics

Anthony Parel, Frederick Charles Copleston, Calgary Institute for the Humanities, Conference for the Study of Political Thought - Ideology - 1983 - 245 pages
...adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below. Lucretius, De rerum natura II, as quoted in Francis Bacon's essay Of Truth. I It is generally agreed...
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Processes of Vegetation Change

Colin Burrows - Science - 1990 - 551 pages
...vegetation change. ' . . . no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of Truth . . . and to see the errors and wanderings and mists and tempests in the vale below.' Francis Bacon, Essays: Of Truth, 1625 Preface This book is about ideas on the nature and causes of...
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Processes of Vegetation Change

Colin Burrows - Science - 1990 - 551 pages
...vegetation change. ' . . . no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of Truth . . . and to see the errors and wanderings and mists and tempests in the vale below.' Francis Bacon, Essays: Of Truth, 1625 Preface This book is about ideas on the nature and causes of...
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The Papers of Henry Laurens

Henry Laurens, David R. Chesnutt, C. James Taylor - History - 1990 - 648 pages
...his own Breast tranquil; a Blunder, not his own, has afforded an opportunity for a display of Wisdom '"No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth." Francis Bacon, "Of Truth," The Works of Francv, Bacon, Spedding, Ellis, & Heath, eds. (14 vols.: London,...
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