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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 American Whig Review, Volume 3; Volume 9

George Hooker Colton, James Davenport Whelpley - 1849 - 736 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 terrasse for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect ; or a tower of...
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The Prisoners' Friend: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Criminal Reform ...

Crime - 1849 - 610 pages
...to 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...a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirits; or a terrace, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down, with a fair prospect;...
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Annual Report on Public Schools in Rhode Island

1849
...men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon, &c., .... seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason to...men, as if there were sought in knowledge a couch. &c., ębe., and not a rich store-house for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man? s estate.''...
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Journal of the Rhode Island Institute of Instruction, Volume 3

Henry Barnard - Education - 1849
...men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon. &c., .... seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason to...men, as if there were sought in knowledge a couch. &c., &c., and not a rich store-house for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man 1 s estate.'...
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The American Whig Review

1849 - 1442 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...benefit and use of men : as if there were sought in knowiedge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terrasse for a wandering...
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Thoughts on the conduct of the understanding

Basil Montagu - 1849 - 284 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 Life and Writings of De Witt Clinton

DeWitt Clinton, William W. Campbell - Canals - 1849 - 446 pages
...the eye could hardly distinguish from the surrounding gloom. All such proceedings would indicate " as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest an uneasy spirit; or for a terrace for a wandering mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or...
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New Elements of Geometry

Seba Smith - Geometry - 1850 - 212 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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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 16

Literature - 1850 - 824 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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Works, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...to vict&ry 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...were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searchin? and restless spirit ; or a terrace, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down...
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