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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 Whig Review, Volume 9

1849 - 736 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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Thoughts on the conduct of the understanding

Basil Montagu - 1849
...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 whereupon...
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Journal of the Rhode Island Institute of Instruction, Volume 3

Henry Barnard - 1849
...knowledge ; for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon. &c., .... 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 a couch. &c., &c., and not a rich store-house for the glory...
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Annual Report on Public Schools in Rhode Island

1849
...knowledge ; for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon, &c., .... 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 a couch. &c., «be., and not a rich store-house for the glory...
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The Prisoners' Friend: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Criminal Reform ...

1849
...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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British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review, Volume 4

1849
...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 sineerely to...
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New Elements of Geometry

Seba Smith - 1850 - 212 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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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 16

1850 - 824 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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Works, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; sometimes to enable them to vict&ry of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre...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 searchin? and restless spirit...
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The International Magazine of Literature, Art, and Science, Volume 3

1851
...entertain their minus with variety and delight: sometimes for ornament and reputation ; andsometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most times for lucre and profession," — [that is, for most of th<*<e objects which are meant by the ordinary citers of the syyitig, l Knowledge...
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