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" I HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England - Seite cdxliv
von Francis Bacon - 1834
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"You Will be My Witnesses": A Festschrift in Honor of the Reverend Dr ...

Allison A. Trites, R. Glenn Wooden, Timothy R. Ashley, Robert S. Wilson - 2003 - 319 Seiten
...contrary, at the beginning of his celebrated essay "Of Atheism" he famously declared: I had rather beleeve all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, then that this universall Frame, is without a Minde. And 15See C. Leslie, The Second Part of the Wolf...
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Why I Became a Catholic, Or Religio Viatoris

Henry Edward Manning - 2005 - 96 Seiten
...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 Seiten
...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 - 10 Seiten
...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

...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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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 Seiten
...Augmentis Scientiarum bk. 2 (1623) See Montaigne 4; Franklin Roosevelt 6; Thoreau 16; Wellington 3 8 ߬ _) Ɣ Q - v v Z U~ u4GF ӑ 4sFt ` "h *cGEf * 6a Essays "Of Atheism" (1625) 9 A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy...
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J.M. Coetzee and the Idea of the Public Intellectual

Jane Poyner - 2006 - 246 Seiten
...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 - 360 Seiten
...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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