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" So it is in contemplation; if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. "
The Two Books of Francis, Lord Verulam: Of the Proficience and Advancement ... - Page 55
by Francis Bacon - 1825 - 402 pages
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Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, Volume 2

1785
...phyfical inveftigation. Lord Bacon has well obferved, " that one, who begins with certain" ties, Ihall end in doubts ; but if he will be " content to begin with doubts, he fhall end in " certainties."-}- The progrefs of fcience is ufually flow and gradual ; and in all ordinary...
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A View of Nature, in Letters to a Traveller Among the Alps: With ..., Volume 2

Sir Richard Joseph Sullivan (bart.) - 1794
...well established, he inferred their causes. Bacon well says, " that one who begins with certainties, shall end in doubts ; but, if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties." THUS it has happened, that when any one has made a progress, or some useful discovery in physics, it...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after a while fair and even : so it is in contemplation ; if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...delivery of knowledge, which is for the most part magistral and peremptory ; and not ingenuous and faithful, in a sort, as may be soonest believed ;...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: Delivered at ...

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 356 pages
...rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after a while fair and even; so it is in contemplation, if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. U " Another error is in the manner of the tradition or delivery of knowledge, which is for the most...
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Lectures Chiefly on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth ...

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 218 pages
...rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after a while fair and even; so it is in contemplation, if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he sliall end in certainties. ยป U " Another error is in the manner of the tradition or delivery of knowledge,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1824
...rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after a while fair and even : so it is in contemplation ; if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...delivery of knowledge, which is for the most part magistral and peremptory ; and not ingenuous aud faithful, in a sort, as may be soonest believed ;...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1825
...rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after a while fair and even : so it is in contemplation ; if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...delivery of knowledge, which is for the most part magistral and peremptory, and not ingenuous and faithful ; in a sort as may be soonest believed, and...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1826
...rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after a while fair and even : so it is in contemplation ; if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...delivery of knowledge, which is for the most part magistral and peremptory ; and not ingenuous and faithful, in a sort, as may be soonest believed, and...
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The Oxford English Prize Essays: A New Edition Brought Down to the ..., Volume 5

1836 - 1590 pages
...materials can be employed by men of opposite VOL. V. * will begin with certainties," says lord Bacon, "he shall end in doubts ; but if he will be content...to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties." The proud spirits who aspired to be gods, and fell, could still reason high of providence and fate...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after a while fair and even : so it is in contemplation ; if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...delivery of knowledge, which is for the most part magistral and peremptory, and not ingenuous and faithful ; in a sort as may be soonest believed, and...
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