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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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Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1848 - 776 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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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 22

1868 - 796 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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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 1

Henry Reed - 1857 - 408 pages
...sometimes upon 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: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1859
...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 Living Age ..., Volume 29

1851
...upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their m indi 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 titers of the saying, ' Knowledge...
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Reconstruction in Philosophy

John Dewey - 1971 - 272 pages
...variety of picturesque metaphor: "Men have entered into the desire of learning and knowledge, . . . seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the bene6t and use of men, but as if they sought in knowledge a couch whereon to rest a searching and wandering...
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New Outlook, Volume 6

1953 - 17 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 where-upon to rest a searching and restless spirit...
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The English Language Volume 2 Essays by Linguistics and Men of Letters 1858-1964

...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 or restless spirit;...
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Elizabethan Popular Culture

Leonard R. N. Ashley - 1988 - 316 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 Politics of History: With a New Introduction

Howard Zinn - 1990 - 390 pages
...entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to victory of wit and contradiction; and most times...of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men. . . . We who think about history need to decide from the start whether history should be written...
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