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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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Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History

Mark Girouard - History - 1978 - 358 pages
...metaphor to each: 'sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite ... as if there was sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit . . . sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight . . . [making of knowledge] a terrace,...
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Elizabethan Popular Culture

Leonard R. N. Ashley - History - 1988 - 330 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 state...
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The Politics of History: With a New Introduction

Howard Zinn - History - 1990 - 412 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 men. . . . We who think about history need to decide from the start whether history should be written and...
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Higher Education as a Moral Enterprise

Edward LeRoy Long Jr. - Religion - 1992 - 240 pages
...sometimes for 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.6 Plato's confidence in the value of philosophy for affairs of state, as well as Bacon's belief...
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Francis Bacon: History, Politics and Science, 1561-1626

Brian Harvey Goodwin Wormald, Wormald Brian Harvey Goodwin - History - 1993 - 436 pages
...Reviewing the course of learning and arts Bacon complains that men have seldom followed studies: 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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Francis Bacon: History, Politics and Science, 1561-1626

Brian Harvey Goodwin Wormald, Wormald Brian Harvey Goodwin - History - 1993 - 436 pages
...and arts Bacon complains that men have seldom followed studies: sincerely to give a true account oí their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men:...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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Francis Bacon: History, Politics and Science, 1561-1626

Brian Harvey Goodwin Wormald, Wormald Brian Harvey Goodwin - History - 1993 - 436 pages
...Reviewing the course of learning and arts Bacon complains that men have seldom followed studies: sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benef1t and use of men: as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching...
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The Scientific Renaissance 1450-1630

Marie Boas Hall - Science - 1994 - 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 men.3 The " benefit and use of men " meant to Bacon many things : power, because it was synonymous...
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An Intellectual History of Psychology

Daniel N. Robinson - Psychology - 1995 - 392 pages
...end of knowledge. For men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge . . . seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men ... for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate. But this is that which will indeed...
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Knowledge and Postmodernism in Historical Perspective

Joyce Oldham Appleby, Elizabeth Covington, David Hoyt, Allison Sneider, Michael Latham - Philosophy - 1996 - 578 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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