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" ... as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of State, for a proud mind to raise itself upon ; or... "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England - Page x
by Francis Bacon - 1825
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The Monthly Review

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1800
...use the grand language of Bacon) " not a couch whereon to rest a searching spirit, nor a terrass for a wandering and variable mind, to walk up and down with a fair prospect; nor a fort and commanding ground for strife and contention ; nor a shop for profit or sale, but a rich...
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The Theological, Philosophical and Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. William ...

William Jones - 1801
...error. If there are any philosophers so void of understanding as to regard the science of nature only as a tower of state for a proud mind to raise itself upon ; and to esteem themselves as licentiates in incredulity, because * If the reader desires to have a...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down...storehouse for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's estate. But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down...storehouse for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's estate. But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest si searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down...commanding ground for strife and contention ; or a shop foi profit or sale; and not a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's...
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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at ..., Volumes 37-38

American Philosophical Society - 1808
...spirit ; nor a terrace for a wandering or variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect ; nor a tower of state for a proud mind to raise itself upon ; nor a sort of commanding ground for strife and contention ; nor a shop for profit and sale, but a...
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The Opinions of Different Authors Upon the Punishment of Death

Basil Montagu - 1809 - 315 pages
...were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit : or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down...prospect : or a tower of state for a proud mind to raise ilaelf upon : or a fort or commanding ground for strife and contention : or a shop for profit and sale...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1813
...were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down...storehouse for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's estate. But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and...
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The Opinions of Different Authors Upon the Punishment of Death, Volume 1

Basil Montagu - 1816
...sought in knowledge a conch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit: or a terrace for * wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with...ground for strife and contention : or a shop for profit and sale : and not a rich, itore-house for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's estate."...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 69

1851
...were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down, with a fair prospect ; or a tower of state for ft prond mind to raise itself upon; or a fort or commanding ground for strife and contention ; or a...
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