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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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Conversations at Cambridge

Robert Aris Willmott - Authors, English - 1836 - 312 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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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1837 - 722 pages
...could be conveyed by means of the columns of a newspaper : — " Knowledge," said Lord Bacon, "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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A Practical System of Rhetoric; or the principles and rules of style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - 1837 - 334 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...men; as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, where to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrace, for a wandering and variable mind to walk...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric; or the principles and rules of style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - 1837 - 334 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...men ; as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, where to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terrace, tor a wandering and variable mind to...
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Essays and Selections

Basil Montagu - Fore-edged painting - 1837 - 382 pages
...and 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 Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay ...

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1838 - 896 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 Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1838 - 832 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 : as if there Vfere sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terrace,...
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The Church Magazine, Volume 5

Great Britain - 1843 - 600 pages
...command 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 Pocket Lacon: Comprising Nearly One Thousand Extracts from the ..., Volume 1

John Taylor - Quotations - 1839 - 274 pages
...but 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 state...
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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - Conduct of life - 1839 - 404 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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