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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 Dublin Journal of Temperance, Science, and Literature. ..., Volume 2

1843
...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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An Inaugural Lecture on Botany: Considered as a Science, and as a Branch of ...

Edward Forbes - 1843 - 32 pages
...That which Lord Bacon said of all knowledge is especially true of this department, that it " is not a couch 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 Guide to Knowledge, Or Repertory of Facts: Forming a Complete Library of ...

Robert Sears - 1844 - 484 pages
...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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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 24

1844 - 276 pages
...to triumph in wit and contradiction ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift oj reason to the benefit and use of men: as if there were sought in knowledge n couch whereon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terrace for a wandering and variable...
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Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review, Volume 28

1871 - 870 pages
...us that " the greatest error of learning is the mistaking the final end of knowledge ; for some have sought in knowledge a couch 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 Christian Witness, and Church Member's Magazine:, Volume 8

1851
...breeding, or good manners, to pry into the affairs of others. Remember this. KNOWLEDGE. Knowledge is not a couch 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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A System of English Grammar

Charles Walker Connon - 1845 - 176 pages
...inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory...profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of the gift of their reason to the benefit and use of men ; as if there were sought in knowledge a couch...
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An Exposition of Vulgar and Common Errors Adapted to the Year of Grace MDCCCXLV

Caroline Frances Cornwallis - 1845 - 144 pages
...inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory...and most times for lucre and profession; and seldom to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men: as if there were sought...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846 - 730 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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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enahle them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most...give a true account of their gift of reason, to the henefit and use of men: as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching...
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