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" ... and seldom sincerely to give a true account 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; or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk... "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England - Page xxv
by Francis Bacon - 1825
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 16

Literature - 1850
...benefit and use of men : as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a tarrasse for a wandering...glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's estate. But this is that, which will indeed dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and action may be...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...benefit and use of men : as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching observe or consider, that it was not the pure knowledge But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and action may be...
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Education and Society in Tudor England

Joan Simon - Education - 1979 - 451 pages
...true account of their gift of reason for the benefit and use of men'; they fail to see knowledge as 'a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate'. Yet it is this, Bacon insists, that will in fact dignify and exalt knowledge, 'if contemplation and...
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The Psychology of Marxian Socialism

Hendrik De Man - Political Science - 1985 - 509 pages
...psychological root of the socialism of intellectuals. CHAPTER EIGHT THE SOCIALISM OF INTELLECTUALS . for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate. FRANCIS BACON I AM well aware that when I now go on to speak of the socialism of intellectuals (after...
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Elizabethan Popular Culture

Leonard R. N. Ashley - History - 1988 - 316 pages
...there were 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...glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate. But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and action may be...
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The Uses of Literacy

Richard Hoggart - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1957 - 320 pages
...were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a latrasse, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down...glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate. But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and action may be...
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Higher Education as a Moral Enterprise

Edward LeRoy Long Jr. - Religion - 1992 - 240 pages
...value of philosophy for affairs of state, as well as Bacon's belief that knowledge is best used "as a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate," have been utilized on the premise that the educational institution trains individuals who assume, usually...
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Francis Bacon: History, Politics and Science, 1561-1626

B. H. G. Wormald, Wormald Brian Harvey Goodwin - History - 1993 - 409 pages
...were 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...for the glory of the creator and the relief of man's estate.27 Sloth, vain-glory, envy, pride, greed - it is failings like these which Bacon describes here....
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Francis Bacon: History, Politics and Science, 1561-1626

B. H. G. Wormald, Wormald Brian Harvey Goodwin - History - 1993 - 409 pages
...observed...' What is sought is not self-importance and self-flattery for the human race, but, instead, a rich storehouse for the glory of the creator and the relief of man's estate. Cultivation of knowledge, religious, moral, civil, natural, is a religious and moral exercise. ' All...
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Freemasonry Came to America With Captain John Smith in 1607

George V. Tudhope - Social Science - 1993 - 13 pages
...evidence favors Francis Bacon as being the father and head of it. Note the words around his portrait: FOR THE GLORY OF THE CREATOR AND THE RELIEF OF MAN'S ESTATE, is quite Masonic. Plate III is another emblematic device which not only connects; Francis Bacon with...
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