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" Thus the devil played at chess with me, and yielding a pawn, thought to gain a queen of me, taking advantage of my honest endeavours; and whilst I laboured to raise the structure of my reason, he strived to undermine the edifice of my faith. "
Notes and Queries - Page 206
1884
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The Quarterly Theological Review and Ecclesiastical Record, 4. köide

1826
...tenets, forcibly reminds us of a quaint but applicable passage in the Religio Medice of Sir T. Browne : " Thus the devil played at chess with me, and yielding...he strived to undermine the edifice of my faith." If the truth and certainty of the Sacred Writings are to be measured by the standard of human reason,...
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Religio Medici

Sir Thomas Browne - 1831 - 150 lehte
...Moses ; the Israelites saw but that in his time, which the natives of those countries behold in ours. Thus the devil played at chess with me, and yielding...reason, he strived to undermine the edifice of my faith. XX. Neither had these, or any other, ever such advantage of me, as to incline me to any point of infidelity...
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The Library of the Old English Prose Writers ...: Works of Sir Thomas Browne

1831
...days of Moses ? the Israelite saw but that in his time, the natives of those countries behold in ours. Thus the devil played at chess with me, and yielding...taking advantage of my honest endeavours ; and whilst I labored to raise the * 1 Kings, xviii. structure of my reason, he strived to undermine the edifice...
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Sir Thomas Browne's Works: Religio medici. Pseudoxia epidemica, books 1-3

Sir Thomas Browne - 1835
...Moses ?" The Israelites saw but that, in his time, which the natives of those countries behold in ours. Thus the devil played at chess with me, and, yielding...I laboured to raise the structure of my reason, he strove to undermine the edifice of my faith. SECT. xx. — Neither had these or any other ever such...
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Religio medici. Pseudodoxia epidemica, books 1-4

Sir Thomas Browne - 1835
...Moses ?" The Israelites saw but that, in his time, which the natives of those countries behold in ours. Thus the devil played at chess with me, and, yielding...; and, whilst I laboured to raise the structure of niv reason, he strove to undermine the edifice of my faith. SECT, xx.— Neither had these or any other...
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Sir Thomas Browne's Works: Including His Life and Correspondence, 2. köide

Sir Thomas Browne (médecin) - 1835
...Moses ?" The Israelites saw but that, in his time, which the natives of those countries behold in ours. Thus the devil played at chess with me, and, yielding...gain a queen of me ; taking advantage of my honest endea\ vours ; and, whilst I laboured to raise the structure of my reason, he strove to undermine the...
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Religio Medici: To which is Added Hydriotaphia, Or Urn-burial; a Discourse ...

Sir Thomas Browne - 1841 - 266 lehte
...of Moses ? the Israelites saw but that in his time, the natives of those countries behold in ours. Thus the devil played at chess with me, and yielding...reason, he strived to undermine the edifice of my faith. Neither had these or any other ever such advantage of me, as to incline me to any point of infi(5I)...
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Religio Medici [and] Its Sequel Christian Morals

Sir Thomas Browne - 1844 - 226 lehte
...days of Moses 1 the Israelites saw but that in his time the natives of those countries behold in ours. Thus the devil played at chess with me, and yielding...reason, he strived to undermine the edifice of my faith. XX. Neither had these or any other ever such advantage of me as to incline me to any point of infidelity...
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Religio medici, together with A letter to a friend on the death of his ...

Sir Thomas Browne - 1845 - 388 lehte
...that in his time, which the natives of thofe countries behold in ours. Thus the devil played at chefs with me, and yielding a pawn, thought to gain a queen of me, taking advantage of my honeft endeavours; and whilft I laboured to raife the ftructure of my reafon, he ftrived to undermine...
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Notes and Queries

1884
...this fancy. Can any reader of " N. & Q." give me an earlier allusion than the following, from Edigio Medici (written 1635, published 1642)?— "Thus the...Browne writes as though the idea was not unfamiliar. I. ABRAHAMS. London Institution. DIARY or THE REV. WM. MBEKR, OF SKIPSEA, со. YORK, AND SALFORD,...
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