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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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Hogg's Instructor, Volumes 9-10

English literature - 1852 - 1068 pages
...possibly induce some to give them a full and fair perusal. Lord Bacon has said, ' Knowledge is not a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit, or a terrace fur a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect, or a tower of state...
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A Shoulder to the Wheel of Progress: Being Essays, Lectures and ...

William Maxwell Wood - Progress - 1853 - 316 pages
...rapid as it has been, is yet sufficient to show that it is not sought, in the words of Lord Bacon, "as a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit, or a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect, or a tower of state for a proud...
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Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - Ethics - 1854 - 894 pages
...to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely r : and if time of course alter things to the worse,...and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to th 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 Collected Works of Dugald Stewart: Translations of the passages in ...

Dugald Stewart - 1877
...the victory by 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 Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal, Volume 17

Architecture - 1854 - 586 pages
...sometimes, for ornament and reputation; sometimes, for victory of art and contradiction; seldom, sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason to the benefit and use of men But it is that which will, indeed, dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and action may be...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 29

1851 - 648 pages
...of the saying, ' Knowledge is power ;'|" and seldom sincerely to give a true account of these gifts of reason to the benefit and use of men ; as if there...whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terrace for a wundering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect ; or a tower of...
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Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly, Volume 14

Greek letter societies - 1896 - 260 pages
...student days: "The greatest error of learning is the mistaking the final end of knowledge; for some have 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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Reconstruction in Philosophy

John Dewey - Philosophy - 1971 - 276 pages
...picturesque metaphor: "Men have entered into the desire of learning and knowledge, . . . seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the bene6t and use of men, but as if they sought in knowledge a couch whereon to rest a searching and wandering...
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New Outlook, Volume 6

New Thought - 1953 - 17 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...where-upon to rest a searching and restless spirit * * * and not a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate. — Sir...
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The English Language Volume 2 Essays by Linguistics and Men of Letters 1858-1964

348 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...in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching or restless spirit; or a terrace, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair...
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