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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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Conversations at Cambridge

Charles Valentine De Grice - 1836 - 299 pages
...inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for * MUton. ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable...their gift of reason to the benefit and use of man, as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit, or...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric; or the principles and rules of style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - 1837
...a natural curiosity, and an inquisitive appetite; sometimes to enter-tain 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, where to rest a searching and restless spirit; or...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric; or the principles and rules of style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - 1837
...a natural curiosity, and an 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, where to rest a searching and restless spirit ;...
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Essays and Selections

Basil Montagu - 1837 - 356 pages
...our 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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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1838 - 896 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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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - 1839 - 422 pages
...our 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 Virtue hath not half so much trouble...
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Selections from the works of Taylor, Hooker, Barrow [and others] by B. Montagu

Jeremy Taylor (bp. of Down and Connor.) - 1839
...sometimes for ornament and reputation ; sometimes to enable us to victory of wit and contradiction, aud most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of our gift of reason, for the benefit and use of man:—as if there Virtue hath not half so much trouble...
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The Church Magazine, Volume 5

1843
...upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to command victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely...
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The Pocket Lacon: Comprising Nearly One Thousand Extracts from the ..., Volume 1

John Taylor - 1839 - 274 pages
...upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite, sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation, and sometimes to enable them to obtain the victory of wit and contradiction, and sometimes for lucre and profession ; but seldom sincerely...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation...give a true account of their gift of reason, to the beneftt and use of men : as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching...
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