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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: Lord Chancellor of England - Page xxiv
by Francis Bacon - 1825
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction ;...were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...vktory of wit and contradiction ; J>32 BAcON. and most times for lucre and profession; and seldorfl sincerely to give a true account of their gift of...were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest si searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - English prose literature - 1807
...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 lucre and profession ; and seldonl sincerely to give a true account of their gift oT reason, to the benefit and use of men : as...
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The Opinions of Different Authors Upon the Punishment of Death

Basil Montagu - Capital punishment - 1809 - 315 pages
...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 lucre and profession ; but seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason for the benefit and use of man...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction ;...were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction ;...sincerely to give a true account of their gift of rea-- son, to the benefit and use of men : as if there were sought, in knowledge a couch, whereupon...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 69

England - 1851
...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 lucre and profession " — [that is, for most of those objects which are meant by the ordinary citers of the saying, ' Knowledge...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 13

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1818
...victory in dispute ; others for lucre and living ; few to improve the gift or reason given them from God, to the benefit and use of men. As if there were sought in knowledge, a couch, whereupon to ease a restless and searching spirit i or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and...
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The works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...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 lucre and profession ; and seldom sinc»ely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men : as if there...
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The Private Tutor, Or, Thoughts Upon the Love of Excelling and the Love of ...

Basil Montagu - Learning and scholarship - 1820 - 173 pages
...entertain bur minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; sometimes to enable us to victory of wit and contradiction, and most times...profession; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of our gift of reason, for the benefit and use of man: — as if there were sought in knowledge a couch...
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