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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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Thoughts on Self-culture, Addressed to Women

Maria Georgina Shirreff Grey, Emily Anne Eliza Shirreff - 1851 - 464 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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My Novel Or Varieties in English Life, Volume 1

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1851 - 820 pages
...power;'] "and seldom sincerely to give a true account of these gifts of reason to the benefit anil use of men; as if there were sought in knowledge a...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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 69

1851 - 812 pages
...inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory...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
...inqnisitire appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enable them to 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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Reconstruction in Philosophy

John Dewey - 1971 - 276 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
...inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enable them to victory...where-upon to rest a searching and restless spirit * * * and not a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate. — Sir...
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Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History

Mark Girouard - 1978 - 344 pages
...metaphor to each: 'sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite ... as if there was sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit . . . sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight . . . [making of knowledge] a terrace,...
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Elizabethan Popular Culture

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

Howard Zinn - 1990 - 412 pages
...entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to victory of wit and contradiction; and most times...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 and...
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