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" ... 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 a fair prospect ; or a tower of state for a proud mind to raise itself upon ; or a fort or commanding ground for strife... "
The Works of Francis Bacon - Page 39
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...wit and contradiction ; J>32 BAcON. and most times for lucre and profession; and seldorfl sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to...were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest si searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down...
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The Opinions of Different Authors Upon the Punishment of Death

Basil Montagu - Capital punishment - 1809 - 315 pages
...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 and restless spirit : or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect : or a tower of...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 69

England - 1851
...of the saying, ' Knowledge is power;'] " and seldom sincerely to give a true account of these gifts of reason to the benefit and use of men ; as if there...whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down, with a fair prospect ; or a tower of...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 13

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1818
...victory in dispute ; others for lucre and living ; few to improve the gift or reason given them from God, to the benefit and use of men. As if there were sought in knowledge, a couch, whereupon to ease a restless and searching spirit i or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and...
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The Private Tutor, Or, Thoughts Upon the Love of Excelling and the Love of ...

Basil Montagu - Learning and scholarship - 1820 - 198 pages
...seldom sincerely to give a true account of our gift of reason, for the benefit and use of man: — 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, with a fair prospect; or a tower of...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 4

Books - 1821 - 408 pages
...to victory of wit and contradiction : and most times for lucre and profession : and seldom sincerely to give a true account 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 Retrospective Review.., Volume 4

Henry Southern - 1821
...to victory of wit and contradiction : and most times for lucre and profession : and seldom sincerely to give a true account 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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Retrospective Review: And Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 3

1821 - 402 pages
...to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account 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 Retrospective Review.., Volume 3

Henry Southern - 1821
...to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account 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 Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1824
...to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to...whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terrace, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect ; or a tower of...
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