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" There are many things delivered rhetorically, many expressions therein merely tropical, and as they best illustrate my intention; and therefore also there are many things to be taken in a soft and flexible sense, and not to be called unto the rigid test... "
Edinburgh Medical Journal - Page 377
1905
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Essays, Civil and Moral and the New Atlantis

Francis Bacon, John Milton, Sir Thomas Browne - 1909 - 348 pages
...many expressions therein meerly Tropical, and as they best illustrate my intention; and therefore also there are many things to be taken in a soft and flexible...and not to be called unto the rigid test of Reason. Lasdy, all that is contained therein is in submission unto maturer discernments; and, as I have declared,...
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The Works of Sir Thomas Browne v. 1, Volume 1

Sir Thomas Browne - 1912 - 420 pages
...illustrate my intention ; and therefore also there are many things to be taken in a soft undjlexiblc sense, and not to be called unto the rigid test of...therein is in submission unto maturer discernments; and, as I have declared, shall no farther father them than the best and learned judgments shall authorize...
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The Dictionary of National Biography, Founded in 1882 by George Smith, Volume 3

Great Britain - 1922 - 1522 pages
...observing that 'many things are delivered rhetorically, many expressions merely tropical, and therefore many things to be taken in a soft and flexible sense, and not to be called unto tht> rigid test of reason.' It is clear that he was not without misgivings as to how his treatise would...
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Religio Medici

Sir Thomas Browne - Christian ethics - 1922 - 310 pages
...father, which is the universal reading in the corresponding passage in the address " To the Reader" : "Lastly, a.ll that is contained therein is in submission unto maturer discernments; and, as I have declared, shall no further father them than the best and learned j udgments shall authorize...
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The Present State of Germany: A Lecture Delivered in the University of ...

Germany - 1924 - 116 pages
...are thus, in the words of an old Jacobean writer, many things delivered rhetorically, and therefore many things to be taken " in a soft and flexible sense " and not to be subjected to the rigid tests of the syllogism. The life of the law, it has been well said, is not logic,...
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The Present State of Germany: A Lecture Delivered in the University of ...

Germany - 1924 - 120 pages
...are thus, in the words of an old Jacobean writer, many things delivered rhetorically, and therefore many things to be taken " in a soft and flexible sense " and not to be subjected to the rigid tests of the syllogism. The life of the law, it has been well said, is Introduction...
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Sir Thomas Browne: A Study in Religious Philosophy

William Parmly Dunn - 1926 - 210 pages
...consider that "there are many things delivered rhetorically, many expressions therein merely tropical, to be taken in a soft and flexible sense, and not to be called unto the rigid test of reason," and finally declares that as for his opinions he will "no further father them than the best and most...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

Literature - 1909 - 378 pages
...expressions therein meerly Tropical, and as they best illustrate my intention ; and therefore also there are many things to be taken in a soft and flexible...therein is in submission unto maturer discernments; and, as I have declared, shall no further father them than the best and learned judgments shall authorize...
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Ceremony and Civility in English Renaissance Prose

Anne Drury Hall - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 217 pages
...me then an example or rule unto any other" with "sundry particularities and personall expressions" to be taken in a "soft and flexible sense, and not to be called unto the rigid test of reason." What boldness there might be in the epistolary immediacy and irony of the first sentence is erased...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 14; Volume 77

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1871 - 828 pages
...he tells us, "delivered rhetorically, many expressions therein merely tropical . . . . and therefore many things to be taken in a soft and flexible sense,...and not to be called unto the rigid test of reason." We shall hardly do wrong in reckoning amongst them this audacious claim to surpassing felicity, as...
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