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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 Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...upon a nitural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety in her nature to be true. My lord, on the other side, %vit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true...
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Thoughts on Self-culture, Addressed to Women

Maria Georgina Shirreff Grey, Emily Anne Eliza Shirreff - 1851 - 464 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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 69

1851 - 812 pages
...upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation...contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession." — [that is, for most of those objects which are meant by the ordinary oilers of the saying, ' Knowledge...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 69

1851
...upou в natural curiosity and inqnisitire appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation;...victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for luere and profession " — [that is, for most of those objects which are meant by the ordinary citera...
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My Novel: Or, Varieties in English Life, Volume 1

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1851
...knowledge — the knowledge that moralists and preachers would convey. But Lord Bacon had read all that them to victory of wit and contradiction: and most times for lucre and profession"— [that is, for moat of those objects which are meant by the ordinary citers of the saying, 'Knowledge...
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Foliorum Centuriae: Selections for Translation Into Latin and Greek Prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1852 - 360 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 ; or...
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Discourses on Various Subjects: Read Before Literary and Philosophical Societies

Samuel Bailey - 1852 - 276 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 two books of Francis Bacon: of the proficience and advancement of ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1852
...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 giwi a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men : as if there were sought...
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The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer, Volumes 3-4

1852
...natural curiosity— an inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their miitds with variety mid delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit tuid contradktioQ, and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account...
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The London Lancet, Volume 2

1852
...minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for onament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable than to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerelj и give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men : as if there...
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