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" It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea : a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground... "
The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion - Side 159
1801
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Textanlässe, Lesetätigkeiten: Poetik und Rhetorik der Unabgeschlossenheit

Detlev Gohrbandt - 1998 - 320 sider
...ist doch ein Ungewisser und schwankender. Einerseits also lobt Bacon das Dichterwort, wonach »[...] no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth.« Aber sofort fügt er als Kommentar und Korrektur an, diese Anhöhe sei »a hill not to be commanded,...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - 2000 - 470 sider
...see ships tost upon the Sea: A pleasure to stand in the window of a Castle, and to see a Battaile, and the Adventures thereof, below: But no pleasure...to the standing, upon the vantage ground of Truth: (A hill 55 not to be commanded, and where the Ayre is alwaies cleare and serene;) And to see the Err...
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Peace Among the Willows: The Political Philosophy of Francis Bacon

Howard B. White - 1968 - 286 sider
...only in the mind. My second instance is that of his paraphrases of Lucretius, where Bacon says that "no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth (a hill not to be commanded and where the air is always clear and serene;) and to see the errors, and...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilsin Knight - 2002 - 368 sider
...is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the...to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth, (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene), and to see the errors,...
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The Round Towers of Atlantis

Henry O'Brien - 2002 - 556 sider
...says Bacon, " to stand on the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea ; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the...below ; but no pleasure is comparable to the standing on the vantage-ground of truth, (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 sider
...the daughter of time, not authority." — "Men prefer to believe what they prefer to be true." — "No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth." — "Truth comes out of error more readily than out of confusion." — "There are three parts in truth:...
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A Commentary on Lucretius De Rerum Natura

Don Fowler - 2002 - 550 sider
...DK: 1 [The opening section of Book 2 is famously paraphrased by Francis Bacon in his essay On Truth: 'no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene), and to see the errors,...
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The Laws of Life

James Shane - 2002 - 710 sider
...reason. Demosthenes: What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice. Bacon: No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth. Boileau: Nothing is really beautiful but truth, and truth alone is lovely. Sterne: Endless is the search...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 868 sider
...is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures0 thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of...
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Invisible Chains

Sherrie-Ri Marshall - 2004 - 94 sider
...is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the...adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth... and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and...
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