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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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The Christian Pioneer, Volumes 2-5

Baptists - 1744 - 594 pages
...faithfully for their good and for bis glory, and God shall give yon their life for a prey. 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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Chemistry of the Four Seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter: An Essay ...

Thomas Griffiths - Chemistry - 1846 - 462 pages
...must be considered as the founder of " Inductive Philosophy," real knowledge being 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 state...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 3

Half hours - 1847 - 580 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 Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 85

English literature - 1847
...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...were sought in knowledge, a couch whereupon to rest a search' ing and restless spirit ; or a terras for a wandering and variab'e ' mind to walk up and down...
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The Elocutionary Reader; Or, Rhetorical Class Book

Hugh Gawthrop - Recitations - 1847 - 184 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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General Report on Public Instruction, in the Lower Provinces of the Bengal ...

Bengal (India) - 1848 - 520 pages
...of the last or farthest end of knowledge ; and specifying particular forms of that error, says — " 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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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1848 - 396 pages
...of the last or farthest end of knowledge ; and specifying particular forms of that error, says— " 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 Bible class magazine [ed. by C.H. Bateman]., Volume 2

National Sunday school union - 1849 - 348 pages
...fellow-creature, I would shut him alone in a dark room without employment. ENOWLEDGE. 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 state...
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British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review, Volume 4

1849 - 604 pages
...to vietory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sineerely 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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British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review: Or, Quarterly ..., Volume 4

Medicine - 1849
...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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