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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 - 1852
...sometimes to entertain their minds wit] variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament an< reputation ; sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction, and most times for lucr and profession ; and seldom sincerely to give true account of their gift of reason, for the benefi...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854
...upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety o the end to enhance his knowledge, like the humour...that would reign, but would not acknowledge so much ; mason, to the benefit and use of men: as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest...
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The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal, Volume 17

1854
...appetite; sometimes, for ornament and reputation; sometimes, for victory of art and contradiction; seldom, sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason to the benefit and use of men But it is that which will, indeed, dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and action may...
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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart: Translations of the passages in ...

Dugald Stewart - 1877
...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 win the victory by wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession, and seldom sincerely...
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Liber Cantabrigiensis, an Account of the Aids Afforded to Poor Students, the ...

Robert Potts - 1855 - 554 pages
...upon a natural curiosity and 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 reason to the benefit and use of man. As if there were wrought in knowledge a couch whereupon...
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Liber Cantabrigiensis, an Account of the Aids Afforded to Poor Students, the ...

Robert Potts - 1855 - 554 pages
...upon a natural curiosity and 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 reason to the benefit and use of man. As if there were wrought in knowledge a couch whereupon...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 4-6

Henry Pitman
...sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight, sometimes for ornament and reputation, sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction,...of their gift of reason to the benefit and use of men ; as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereon to rest a searching and a restless spirit,...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856
...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 ; — but seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of...
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 2

Henry Barnard - 1856
...end of 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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1856 - 776 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 victor}' of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely...
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