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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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The Authorship of Shakespeare

Nathaniel Holmes - 1867 - 670 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 and...
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Select Academic Speaker: Containing a Large Number of New and Appropriate ...

Henry Coppée - 1867 - 586 sider
..."It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the...no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantageground of truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene),...
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De Rerum Natura: The Latin Text of Lucretius

Titus Lucretius Carus - 1970 - 918 sider
...It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the...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 Harvard Classics, Bind 3

1909 - 378 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...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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Gifts of the Lotus: A Book of Daily Meditations

1974 - 212 sider
...vantage ground of truth—a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene, and to see the error and wanderings and mists and tempests in the vale below. 17. As long as we are not ever ready to sacrifice any given datum of rational science to an intuitive...
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The Papers of Henry Laurens

Henry Laurens - 1968 - 698 sider
...EXTRACTS from the Proceedings of the High Court of Vice-Admiralty in Charlestown, South-Carolina, &c. "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." Lord BACON.T "What are usually...
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Ideology, Philosophy, and Politics

Frederick Charles Copleston, Conference for the Study of Political Thought - 1983 - 257 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...standing upon the vantage ground of Truth and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below. Lucretius, De rerum natura II,...
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Melville and Repose: The Rhetoric of Humor in the American Renaissance

John Bryant - 1993 - 331 sider
...self and truth. An image borrowed from Montaigne in Bacon's discussion "Of Truth" reveals the problem: [N]o 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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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 666 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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Refiguring Revolutions: Aesthetics and Politics from the English Revolution ...

Kevin Sharpe, Steven N. Zwicker - 1998 - 404 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 on the vantage ground of Truth and to see the errors, and the wanderings, and tempests, in...
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