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" But the greatest error of all the rest is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or furthest end of knowledge. For men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain... "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England - Page x
by Francis Bacon - 1825
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American Annals of Education, Volume 4

1829
...upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometunes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation...of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men : as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1826
...inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornamen t and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory...of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men : as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit...
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Transactions of the Plymouth Institution

Plymouth Institution and Devon and Cornwall Natural History Society - 1830 - 360 pages
...appetite ; sometimes to entertain '. their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for or" nament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to „...of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men "... But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt " knowledge, if contemplation and actici...
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Transactions

Plymouth athenaeum - 1830
...appetite ; sometimes to entertain '• their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for or" nament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to „...of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men " . . . But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt " knowledge, if contemplation and...
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Lives, Characters, and an Address to Posterity

Gilbert Burnet - 1833 - 386 pages
...course of sedate tranquillity, of a contented state of life, and of virtuous and generous actions. A to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction...of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men : as if there were sought in knowledge, a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit...
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Lives, characters, and an address to posterity. Ed. by J.Jebb

Gilbert Burnet (bp. of Salisbury.) - 1833 - 458 pages
...upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes, to entertain their minds, with variety and delight ; sometimes, for ornament and reputation...lucre and profession ; and seldom, 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,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for 'ornament and reputation...of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men : as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1834
...sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction,...profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account lowing the shadowy moonlight ; let him wander in her sylvan suburbs, or linger in her cloistered halls;...
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Character of Lord Bacon: His Life and Works

Thomas Martin - 1835 - 367 pages
...upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation...of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men : as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit...
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An Introductory Lecture Delivered at the Opening of the Bangor Lyceum, Nov ...

Frederic Henry Hedge - 1836 - 42 pages
...upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite, sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight, sometimes for ornament and reputation,...of their gift of reason to the benefit and use of men; as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit,...
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