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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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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enahle them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most...give a true account of their gift of reason, to the henefit and use of men: as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching...
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Small Books on Great Subjects, Volume 2

1846
...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
...upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation;...to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction; aud most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 4

George Hooker Colton, James Davenport Whelpley - 1846
...are the same, and knowledge is the instrument of their removal. No less than men, are women bound " to give a true account of their gift of reason to the benefit and use of mankind." There has always been a strong inclination to make women proficients, not in the sciences,...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 4

George Hooker Colton, James Davenport Whelpley - 1846 - 722 pages
...are the same, and knowledge is the inMrumenl of their removal. No less than men, are women bound " to give a true account of their gift of reason to the benefit and use of mankind." There has always been a strong inclination to make women proficients, not in the sciences,...
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Materials for thinking extracted from the works of the learned of all ages

Materials - 1846
...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 witand contradiction, and sometimes for lucre and profession ; but seldom sincerely...
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The Elocutionary Reader; Or, Rhetorical Class Book

Hugh Gawthrop - 1847 - 12 pages
...upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation...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, —...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 3

Half hours - 1847
...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 Literary Emporium, Volumes 1-2

1847 - 434 pages
...upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation...for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to givs a true account of their gift of reason for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate...
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British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review: Or, Quarterly ..., Volume 4

1849
...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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