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" The first creature of God, in the works of the days, was the light of the sense; the last was the light of reason; and his sabbath work, ever since, is the illumination of his Spirit. "
Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One - Page 15
by Francis Bacon - 1820 - 539 pages
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The Collected Writings of James Henley Thornwell: Theological and ethical

James Henley Thornwell - 1871
...it, the knowledge of truth which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature. The first creature of God in the work of days was the light of sense, the last was the light of reason, and His Sabbath-work ever since...
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Idealism: An Essay, Metaphysical and Critical

William Graham - 1872 - 246 pages
...The successive stadia traversed by thought in Hegel's system are similartothoseindicated by Bacon. " The first creature of God in the works of the days...First he breathed light upon the face of the Matter, then he breathed light into the face of the Man, and still he breatheth and inspireth light into the...
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Masterpieces in English Literature, & Lessons in the English Language...

Homer Baxter Sprague - 1874 - 456 pages
...the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it ; and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it ; is the sovereign good of human nature. The...since, is the illumination of his Spirit. First, he breatheth light upon the face of the matter, or chaos ; then he breatheth light into the face of man...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1874 - 700 pages
...created," applied both to animate and inanimate objects. Thus in the Essay "Of Truth," ante, p. 2: — The first creature of God, in the works of the days,...work, ever since, is the illumination of his spirit. For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures of...
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Readings in English literature, prose

English literature - 1874
...is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature. The first creation of God in the work of the days, was the light of the sense; the last...Sabbath work, ever since, is the illumination of His spirits. First, He breathed light upon the face of matter or chaos; then He breathed light into the...
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The new handbook of illustration; or, Treasury of themes, meditations [&c ...

E S. P - 1874
...have asked. " Yes, dear, we shall see in heaven. There shall be no night there." THE first creation of God in the works of the days was the light of the sense, the last was the light of the reason ; and His Sabbath-work ever since is the illumination of the spirit. — Bacon. IF a beam...
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Twenty of Bacon's essays, ed. by F. Storr

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1874 - 100 pages
...knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it; and the belief of truth, 29 which is the enjoying of it; is the sovereign good of human nature. The first creature of God, 30 in the works of the days, was the light of the sense, the last was the light of reason, and His...
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Latin Hymns: With English Notes, for Use in Schools and Colleges

Francis Andrew March - 1875 - 334 pages
...care of night, through the day. Worthy to be coupled with Hilary's hymn are these rhythms of Bacon : "The first creature of God in the works of the days...since is the illumination of his Spirit. First he breatheth light upon the face of matter, or chaos ; then he breatheth light into the face of man ;...
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Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1876
...knowledge of truth (which is the presence of it) and the belief of truth, 40 (which is the enjoying of it) is the sovereign good of human nature. The...illumination of his spirit. First he breathed light upon 45 the face of the matter, or chaos ; then he breathed light into the face of man ; and still he breatheth...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed ..., Volume 3; Volume 79

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it ; and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying d our time, during a tho light of reason ; and His sabbath work ever since is tho illumination of His spirit. First He breathed...
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