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" It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an Opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely : and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose :  "
The essays, or Counsels, civil & moral, with a table of the colours of good ... - Page 62
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1680
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The Centinel. ...

1758
...Europe. H No. 1 1 6. Saturday, December $d, 1 757Jt were better to have no opinion of God at all thn fuch an opinion as is unworthy of Him : for the one...unbelief, the other is .contumely ; and certainly fuferjlition is the reproach of the Deity. ••'..• BACON. IT feems we have 'a fet of declaimed,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1797
...partial, changeful,'] " It were better," fays Bacon, in his iyth Eflay, " to have no opinion of God at all, than fuch an opinion as is unworthy of Him ;...is unbelief, the other is contumely : and certainly fuperftition is the reproach of the Deity. And as the contumely is greater towards God, fo the danger...
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The English Enchiridion; Being a Selection of Apothegms, Moral Maxims, Etc

John Feltham - 1799
...speak in good words, or in good order. VII. It were better to have no opinion of GOD at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him; for the one is unbelief ; the other is contumely; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity, VIII. Riches are for spending, and spending for honour and...
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The works of Alexander Pope. Containing the principal notes of drs ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1806
...partial, changeful,] " It were better," fays Bacon, in his I7th Efiay, " to have no opinion of God at all, than fuch an opinion as is unworthy of Him ;...certainly Superftition is the reproach of the Deity. And as the contumely is greater towards God, fo the danger is greater towards men. Atheifm leaves a...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: Essay on man. Moral essays. An essay on satire

Alexander Pope, William Lisle Bowles - 1806
...in his i7th Eflay, " to have no opinion of God at all, than fuch an opinion as is unworthy of Him j for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely :...certainly Superftition is the reproach of the Deity. And as the contumely is greater towards God, fo the danger is greater towards men. Atheifm leaves a...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 295 pages
...omnes gentes nationesque superavimus." OF IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him; for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely: and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose: " Surely," saith he,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815
...naticnesque " superavimus." OF SUPERSTITION. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him ; for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose ; " Surely," saith he,...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818
...people and all nations." <Df S-upcnstition. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely ; and certainly Superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose : " Surely (saith he)...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1818 - 290 pages
...people and all nations." İf Super0tition. AT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely ; and certainly Superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose : " Surely (saith he)...
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Sylva sylvarum (century IX-X) Physiological remains. Medical remains ...

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1819
...nationesque superavimus. XVII. OF SUPERSTITION. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely : and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose : " Surely," saith he,...
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