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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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Foliorum Centuriae: Selections for Translation Into Latin and Greek Prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - English language - 1852 - 360 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 man. As if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit...
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The two books of Francis Bacon: of the proficience and advancement of ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1852
...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...for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to giwi a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men : as if there were sought...
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The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer, Volumes 3-4

Great Britain - 1852
...sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit tuid contradktioQ, and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of the (lift of their reason to the benefit and use of men ; as if there were sought iu knowledge a couch...
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The London Lancet, Volume 2

Medicine - 1852
...minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for onament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable than to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerelj и give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men : as if there...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 29

1851
...sometimes to entertain their m indi 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"— [that is, for most of those objects which are meant by the ordinary titers of the saying, ' Knowledge...
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Reconstruction in Philosophy

John Dewey - Philosophy - 1957 - 224 pages
...variety of picturesque metaphor: "Men have entered into the desire of learning and knowledge, . . . seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the bene6t and use of men, but as if they sought in knowledge a couch whereon to rest a searching and wandering...
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New Outlook, Volume 6

New Thought - 1953 - 17 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 where-upon to rest a searching and restless spirit * * * and not a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the...
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The English Language Volume 2 Essays by Linguistics and Men of Letters 1858-1964

...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 or restless spirit; or a terrace, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with...
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Elizabethan Popular Culture

Leonard R. N. Ashley - History - 1988 - 316 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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The Politics of History: With a New Introduction

Howard Zinn - History - 1990 - 390 pages
...entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to victory of wit and contradiction; and most times...their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men. . . . We who think about history need to decide from the start whether history should be written and...
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