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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
...sometimes 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 know-ledge 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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Selected Philosophical Works

Francis Bacon, Rose-Mary Sargent - Philosophy - 1999 - 320 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 with...
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Maryland Medical Journal, Volume 48

1905
...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,...sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason for the benefit and use of man, as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereon to rest a searching...
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Beyond Sociology's Tower of Babel: Reconstructing the Scientific Method

Bernard S. Phillips - Social Science - 2001 - 245 pages
...to logic and the scientific method: Men have entered into the desire of learning and knowledge . . . seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men, but as if they sought in knowledge a couch whereon to rest a searching and wandering spirit; or a terrace...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2002 - 813 pages
...their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enable0 them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most times for lucre and profession;0 and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and...
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New World, Known World: Shaping Knowledge in Early Anglo-American Writing

David Read - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 177 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 Cabinet of Eros: Renaissance Mythological Painting and the Studiolo of ...

Stephen John Campbell, Stephen L. Campbell - Art - 2004 - 402 pages
...right) Stradano, The Alchemists. On panel. Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, studiolo of Francesco de'Medici. them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most...were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching and a restless spirit; or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down...
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