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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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Character of Lord Bacon: His Life and Works

Thomas Martin - 1835 - 367 pages
...rough and troublesome in the exjtreme, but after a while fair and even: so it is in contemplations : if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...begin with .doubts, he shall end in certainties.' the same sagacity he examines va12 11G CHARACTER OF LORD BACON: rious other ' peccant humours' which...
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The Oxford English prize essays, Volume 5

Oxford univ, prize essays - 1836
...Stultitia caruisse. Hor. Epist. lib. i. Ep. i. lin. 41. 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 Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1838 - 896 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...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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An Essay on the Rationale of Circumstantial Evidence: Illustrated by ...

William Wills - 1838 - 315 pages
...or mitigation. The golden words of Bacon are most apposite in relation to this important subject : " If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end...will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certaintiesf." It is indispensable to the very existence of society that the magistrate should found...
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The Metropolitan, Volume 22

1838
...mitigation. The golden words of Bacon are most apposite in relation to tins important subject - - It a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts ; but if hi- will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.' 1l is indispensable to the...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...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 preremptory, and not ingenuous and faithful ; in a sort as may be soonest believed, and...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 232 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..." Another error is in the manner of the tradition or delivery of knowledge, which is for the most part magistral and peremptory, and not ingenuous and...
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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 672 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..." Another error is in the manner of the tradition or delivery of knowledge, which is for the most part magistral and peremptory, and not ingenuous and...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846 - 730 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 But the greatest error of all the rest is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or furthest end of...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 3

Half hours - 1847
...rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after awhile 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 preremptory, and not ingenuous and faithful ; in a sort as may be soonest believed, and...
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