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" HAD rather believe all the fables in the legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind: and, therefore, God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. "
Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political - Page 82
by Francis Bacon - 1812 - 295 pages
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Why I Became a Catholic, Or Religio Viatoris

Henry Edward Manning - 2005 - 98 pages
...in the whole universe no proof of design can be discovered? I fully accept Lord Bacon's declaration: "I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind." 10 12. My purpose thus far has been to give very briefly the reasons for affirming that I find a necessity...
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Romantic Readers: The Evidence of Marginalia

H. J. Jackson - 2008 - 384 pages
...Bacon's Essays (1798). By permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library. 162 OF ATHEISM. I HAD rather believe all the fables in the legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran than that this univerfal frame is without a mind : and, therefore, God never wrought miracle to convince atheifm,...
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Owenite Socialism: 1819-1825

Gregory Claeys - 2005 - 454 pages
...relevant to these observations. "I had rather believe (says that extraordinary man) all the fables of the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism: but depth in philosophy bringeth...
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Towards Higher Consciousness - Spiritual Insights

136 pages
...your life has illustrated it. John Keats 1795-1821 Letter to George and Georgiana Keats May 1819 21. I had rather believe all the fables in the legend,...than that this universal frame is without a mind. Francis Bacon 1561-1626 Essays of Atheism 22. Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones,...
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J.M. Coetzee and the Idea of the Public Intellectual

Jane Poyner - 2006 - 257 pages
...existence of a God, for, as he said in "Of Atheism": "I had rather believe all the fables in the legends and the Talmud and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind." 8. Izaak Walton referred to "the great secretary of Nature and all learning, Sir Francis Bacon" (The...
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Satan: A Biography

Henry Ansgar Kelly - 2006 - 328 pages
...once the Reformers turned against Saints in general. Francis Bacon in his essay "On Atheism" says, "I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend and the Alcoran [Koran] than that this Universal Frame is without a Mind." Many of the stories recounted here...
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