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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ... - Page 311
by George Burnett - 1813
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807 - 528 pages
...: for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their...sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men: as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807 - 970 pages
...: for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain...contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldonl sincerely to give a true account of their gift oT reason, to the benefit and use of men : as...
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The Opinions of Different Authors Upon the Punishment of Death

Basil Montagu - 1809 - 315 pages
...• \ " Men have. entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite : sometimes to entertain...contradiction : and most times for lucre and profession ; but seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason for the benefit and use of man...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 69

1851
...— fur men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upou a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain...contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession " — [that is, for most of those objects which are meant by the ordinary citers of the saying, ' Knowledge...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 648 pages
...: for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain...and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sinc»ely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men : as if there...
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The Private Tutor, Or, Thoughts Upon the Love of Excelling and the Love of ...

Basil Montagu - 1820 - 198 pages
...entertain bur minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; sometimes to enable us to victory of wit and contradiction, and most times...profession; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of our gift of reason, for the benefit and use of man: — as if there were sought in knowledge a couch...
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Retrospective Review, Volume 3

1821 - 402 pages
...: for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their...sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of man : as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 4

1821 - 408 pages
...repeat, " Men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite : sometimes to entertain...sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of man : as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest...
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The Retrospective Review.., Volume 3

Henry Southern - 1821 - 398 pages
...: for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their...sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of man: as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest...
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The retrospective review, Volume 4

1821 - 404 pages
...repeat, " Men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite : sometimes to entertain...sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of man : as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest...
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