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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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Discourses on the Objects and Uses of Science and Literature

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - Education, Higher - 1843 - 332 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 Dublin Journal of Temperance, Science, and Literature. ..., Volume 2

Ireland - 1843
...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 reason, to the benefit and use of men...
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The Guide to Knowledge, Or Repertory of Facts: Forming a Complete Library of ...

Robert Sears - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1844 - 484 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 ; and most times for lucre and profession ; but seldom, sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 24

Periodicals - 1844
...to triumph in wit and contradiction ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift oj reason to the benefit and use of men: as if there were sought in knowledge n couch whereon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terrace for a wandering and variable...
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A System of English Grammar

Charles Walker Connon - 1845 - 168 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,...profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of the gift of their reason to the benefit and use of men ; as if there were sought in knowledge a couch...
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An Exposition of Vulgar and Common Errors Adapted to the Year of Grace MDCCCXLV

Caroline Frances Cornwallis - Common fallacies - 1845 - 132 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;...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: as if there were sought...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - Philosophers - 1846
...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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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - Philosophers - 1846
...for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction; aud most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely...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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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enahle them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most...give a true account of their gift of reason, to the henefit and use of men: as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching...
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Small Books on Great Subjects, Volume 2

Philosophy - 1846
...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...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; as if there were sought...
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