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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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Transactions of the Plymouth Institution

Plymouth Institution and Devon and Cornwall Natural History Society - Natural history - 1830 - 398 pages
...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 "... But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt " knowledge, if contemplation and actici...
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Lives, Characters, and an Address to Posterity

Gilbert Burnet - Great Britain - 1833 - 492 pages
...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 tarrasse, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down, with a fair prospect ; or a tower...
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Lives, characters, and an address to posterity. Ed. by J.Jebb

Gilbert Burnet (bp. of Salisbury.) - 1833 - 458 pages
...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...whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a tarasse, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down, with a fair prospect ; or a tower of...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825 - 538 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 tarrasse for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect ; or a tower of...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1834 - 458 pages
...Credulity, vol. ii. of this edition, p. 43. 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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Selections from the works of Taylor, Hooker, Barrow [and others] by B. Montagu

Jeremy Taylor (bp. of Down and Connor.) - 1834 - 364 pages
...is ever delightful in the apprehensions of some faculty : it fears no man, nor no thing, nor is it 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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Character of Lord Bacon: His Life and Work ...

Thomas Martin - 1835 - 392 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 tarrasse, 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 ...

1835 - 540 pages
...followed in the University, — the philosophy of Aristotle ; real knowledge beiug in his view " 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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An Introductory Lecture Delivered at the Opening of the Bangor Lyceum, Nov ...

Frederic Henry Hedge - Lectures and lecturing - 1836 - 42 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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Conversations at Cambridge

Charles Valentine De Grice - Authors, English - 1836 - 322 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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