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" For men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes 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... "
The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord ... - Page 39
by Francis Bacon - 1826
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The Uses of Literacy

Richard Hoggart - 1957 - 320 pages
...sometimes to enable them to the victory of wit and contradiction; and most times for lucre and profersion; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their...whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a tarrasse, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of...
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Selected Philosophical Works

Francis Bacon, Rose-Mary Sargent - 1999 - 320 pages
...inquisitive appetite, sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight, sometimes for ornament and reputation, and sometimes to enable them to victory...whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit, or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect, or a tower of state...
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Maryland Medical Journal, Volume 48

1905
...inquisitive appetite, sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight, sometimes for ornament and reputation, and sometimes to enable them to victory...sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason for the benefit and use of man, as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereon to rest a searching...
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Beyond Sociology's Tower of Babel: Reconstructing the Scientific Method

Bernard S. Phillips - 2001 - 245 pages
...to logic and the scientific method: Men have entered into the desire of learning and knowledge . . . seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men, but as if they sought in knowledge a couch whereon to rest a searching and wandering spirit; or a terrace...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 868 pages
...their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enable0 them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most times for lucre and profession;0 and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and...
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New World, Known World: Shaping Knowledge in Early Anglo-American Writing

David Read - 2005 - 177 pages
...inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enable them to victory...whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrace, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of...
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The Cabinet of Eros: Renaissance Mythological Painting and the Studiolo of ...

Stephen John Campbell, Stephen L. Campbell - 2004 - 430 pages
...right) Stradano, The Alchemists. On panel. Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, studiolo of Francesco de'Medici. them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most...knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching and a restless spirit; or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect;...
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The Philosopher in Early Modern Europe: The Nature of a Contested Identity

Conal Condren, Stephen Gaukroger, Ian Hunter - 2006
...primarily to do with contemplation that is removed from action and production: 'as if there were to be sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or terrace, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect . . . and not a...
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Wisdom Or Knowledge?: Science, Theology and Cultural Dynamics

Willem B. Drees, Hubert Meisinger, Zbigniew Liana - 2006 - 157 pages
...Aristotle, Melanchthon's was the 'unmethodical' theology of the Anabaptists. 'as if there were to be sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or terrace, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect . . . and not a...
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