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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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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...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 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 - 124 pages
...to vietory 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 terrass for a wandering and variable mind, to walk up and down with i a fair prospect ; or a tower...
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The Independent magazine (ed. by J. Fletcher)., Volume 1

J. Fletcher - 1842 - 478 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...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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Discourses on the Objects and Uses of Science and Literature

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

Ireland - 1843
...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...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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An Inaugural Lecture on Botany: Considered as a Science, and as a Branch of ...

Edward Forbes - Botany - 1843 - 32 pages
...That which Lord Bacon said of all knowledge is especially true of this department, that it " is not 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 Guide to Knowledge, Or Repertory of Facts: Forming a Complete Library of ...

Robert Sears - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1844 - 484 pages
...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...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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Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review, Volume 28

Theology - 1871 - 870 pages
...us that " the greatest error of learning is the mistaking the final end of knowledge ; for some have 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 Saturday Magazine, Volume 24

Periodicals - 1844 - 276 pages
...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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The Christian Witness, and Church Member's Magazine:, Volume 8

Theology - 1851
...breeding, or good manners, to pry into the affairs of others. Remember this. KNOWLEDGE. Knowledge is not 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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