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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 Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1838
...sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation; 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 Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1838 - 832 pages
...sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and the way is, to take willow, sallow, poplar, alder,...growth ; and to set them, not upright, but aslope, Vfere sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terrace,...
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The Church Magazine, Volume 5

Great Britain - 1843
...variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to command victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times...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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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - Conduct of life - 1839 - 350 pages
...our 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 Virtue hath not half so much trouble...
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Selections from the works of Taylor, Hooker, Barrow [and others] by B. Montagu

Jeremy Taylor (bp. of Down and Connor.) - 1839
...sometimes for ornament and reputation ; sometimes to enable us to victory of wit and contradiction, aud most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of our gift of reason, for the benefit and use of man:—as if there Virtue hath not half so much trouble...
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The Pocket Lacon: Comprising Nearly One Thousand Extracts from the ..., Volume 1

John Taylor - Quotations - 1839
...enable them to obtain the victory of wit and contradiction, and sometimes for lucre and profession ; but seldom 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 whereupon to rest a searching...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...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...give a true account of their gift of reason, to the beneftt and use of men : as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching...
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The Choice, Or, Lines on the Beatitudes

James Bush - Beatitudes - 1841 - 102 pages
...variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enable them to vietory of wit and contradiction; and most times for lucre...were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrass for a wandering and variable mind, to walk up and down...
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The Independent magazine (ed. by J. Fletcher)., Volume 1

J. Fletcher - 1842
...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...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 Saturday Magazine ...

1842
...sometimes, to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes, for ornament and reputation ; 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 rttooo, to the benefit and use of men:...
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