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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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The Choice, Or, Lines on the Beatitudes

James Bush - 1841 - 102 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 vietory of wit and contradiction; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to...
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The Independent magazine (ed. by J. Fletcher)., Volume 1

J. Fletcher - 1842
...-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 Saturday Magazine ...

1842
...sometimes, to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes, for ornament and reputation ; sometimes, to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most times, for lucre and profession; but seldom, sincerely to give a true account of their gift of rttooo, to the benefit and use of men:...
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Discourses on the Objects and Uses of Science and Literature

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1843 - 332 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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The Dublin Journal of Temperance, Science, and Literature. ..., Volume 2

1843
...sometimes, to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes, for ornament and reputation ; sometimes, to enable them to victory of wit. and contradiction ; and most times, for lucre and profession ; but seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men...
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The Guide to Knowledge, Or Repertory of Facts: Forming a Complete Library of ...

Robert Sears - 1844 - 484 pages
...sometimes, to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; sometimes, to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; but seldom, sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 24

1844 - 276 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 triumph in wit and contradiction ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift oj reason...
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A System of English Grammar

Charles Walker Connon - 1845 - 168 pages
...upon a natural curiosity, an inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation...profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of the gift of their reason to the benefit and use of men ; as if there were sought in knowledge a couch...
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An Exposition of Vulgar and Common Errors Adapted to the Year of Grace MDCCCXLV

Caroline Frances Cornwallis - 1845 - 132 pages
...upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation...and most times for lucre and profession; and seldom to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men: as if there were sought...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846 - 730 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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