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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 Advancement of Learning, Book I - Page 40
by Francis Bacon - 1904 - 145 pages
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The Uses of Literacy

Richard Hoggart - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1957 - 320 pages
...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...were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a tarrasse, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down...
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Higher Education as a Moral Enterprise

Edward LeRoy Long Jr. - Religion - 1992 - 240 pages
...entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes for victory of wit and contradiction; 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.6 Plato's confidence in...
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Francis Bacon: History, Politics and Science, 1561-1626

B. H. G. Wormald, Wormald Brian Harvey Goodwin - History - 1993 - 409 pages
...inquiry.'28 Reviewing the course of learning and arts Bacon complains that men have seldom followed studies: sincerely to give a true account of their gift of...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...
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Francis Bacon: History, Politics and Science, 1561-1626

B. H. G. Wormald, Wormald Brian Harvey Goodwin - History - 1993 - 409 pages
...and arts Bacon complains that men have seldom followed studies: sincerely to give a true account oí their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men:...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...
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Francis Bacon: History, Politics and Science, 1561-1626

B. H. G. Wormald, Wormald Brian Harvey Goodwin - History - 1993 - 409 pages
...inquiry.'26 Reviewing the course of learning and arts Bacon complains that men have seldom followed studies: sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benef1t and use of men: as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching...
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The Scientific Renaissance 1450-1630

Marie Boas Hall - Science - 1994 - 376 pages
...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...of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men.3 The " benefit and use of men " meant to Bacon many things : power, because it was synonymous...
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The Consumption of Culture, 1600-1800: Image, Object, Text

Ann Bermingham, John Brewer - History - 1997 - 548 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;...their gift of reason to the benefit and use of men. . . . How bei t, I do not mean, when I speak of use and action, that end before-mentioned of the applying...
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An Intellectual History of Psychology

Daniel N. Robinson - Psychology - 1995 - 392 pages
...last or furthest end of knowledge. For men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge . . . seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men ... for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate. But this is that which will indeed...
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Knowledge and Postmodernism in Historical Perspective

Joyce Oldham Appleby, Professor of History Joyce Appleby, Elizabeth Covington, Allison Sneider, David Hoyt, Michael Latham - Philosophy - 1996 - 559 pages
...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,-...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...
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The Cambridge Companion to Bacon

Markku Peltonen, Peltonen Markku - Philosophy - 1996 - 372 pages
...primacy in discussions. Too rarely are they disposed to use the gift of reason for the good of all 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 up and down...
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