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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 :  "
On the beauties, harmonies and sublimities of nature: with remarks on the ... - Page 205
by Charles Bucke - 1837
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The English Enchiridion; Being a Selection of Apothegms, Moral Maxims, Etc

John Feltham - 1799
...to him with whom we deal, is more than to 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...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 7

1817
...be made of the opinion of Lord Bacon, expressed in his Essay on Superstition, that ' it were better to have no opinion of God at ' all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him : For the one * is but non-belief : The other is contumely : And certainly superstition is the reproaching of Deity. —...
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The works of ... Ezekiel Hopkins, arranged and revised, with a ..., Volume 1

Ezekiel Hopkins (bp. of Derry.) - 1809
...thou art far worse than an atheist : for it is better to have no opinion of God at all, than to have such an opinion as is unworthy of him ; for the one is but infidelity, the other is contumely. Even Plutarch, a heathen, could say *, That it were far less...
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The Works of the Right Reverend William Warburton, D.D., Lord ..., Volume 3

William Warburton, Richard Hurd - Theology - 1811
...rather wish to continue unknown than to be remembered with infamy. * " It were better (says BACON) to have no opinion " of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy * of him. — Plutarch saith well to that purpose. Surely " (saitb he) J had ruther a great deal [men should...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 295 pages
...numine omnia regi, gubernarique perspeximus, 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...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815
...gubernari" que perspeximus, omnes gentes 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...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818
...the immortal Gods, we have conquered all 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...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1818 - 290 pages
...the immortal Gods, we have conquered all 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...
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The works of Francis Bacon, Volume 2

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...gubernarique perspeximus, omnes gentes 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...
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Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One, Volumes 1-2

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1820 - 539 pages
...gubernarique perspeximus, omnes gentes nationesque superavimus." XVIII. 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...
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