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" The End of our Foundation is the knowledge of Causes and secret motions of things, and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible. "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England - Page 364
by Francis Bacon - 1825
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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents - Discoveries in science - 1863 - 470 pages
...to try new experiments, &c. "The end of our foundation," says one of the members, "is the knowledge of causes and secret motions of things, and the enlarging...human empire to the effecting of all things possible." Fontenelle paints in his own manner — that is, with expressions of which each has its point and its...
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The North Lonsdale Magazine and Lake District Miscellany

Cumbria (England) - 1867 - 332 pages
...the ordinances and rites which they observed. The end of the formation he defined to be the knowledge of causes and secret motions of things, and the enlarging...things possible. The preparations and instruments were numerous. They had caves of great depth ; some of them being sunk so far as six hundred fathoms...
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Quarterly Journal of Science: 1868, Volume 5

Science - 1868 - 676 pages
...man who has devoted all the powers of his mind with unwearying industry to seeking out "the knowledge of causes, and secret motions of things, and the enlarging of the bounds of human empire ; " * the man who really advances the human race by dispelling ignorance, by dethroning superstition,...
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Monthly Journal of Science, and Annals of Biology, Astronomy ..., Volume 5

James Samuelson, William Crookes - Science - 1868 - 664 pages
...man who has devoted all the powers of his mind with unwearying industry to seeking out "the knowledge of causes, and secret motions of things, and the enlarging of the bounds of human empire ; " * the man who really advances the human race by dispelling ignorance, by dethroning superstition,...
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The Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

Edwin Percy Whipple - English literature - 1869 - 382 pages
...of whose foundation is the knowledge of causes and the secret motions of things, and the enlarging the bounds of human empire to the effecting of all things possible"; and in Solomon's House Bacon's ideas are carried out, and man is in the process of " being restored...
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Western Skies: A Narrative of American Travel in 1868

John H. Bell - Atlantic States - 1870 - 394 pages
...in the full tide of prosperity. — June, 1870. BEOOKLYN. The end of our foundation is the knowledge of causes and secret motions of things, and the enlarging...human empire, to the effecting of all things possible. -^^— Baton. Canada I was recalled to the States. A young c5| friend in Brooklyn urged me to come...
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Thoughts, philosophical and medical, selected from the works of Francis ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1870 - 88 pages
...as the Father of the House says in a supposed address, " the End of our foundation is the knowledge of causes, and secret motions of things ; and the...empire, to the effecting of all things possible." (W. HI, 156.) The following are a few of the parts and proceedings of this College. " We have certain...
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History of English literature, tr. by H. van Laun, Volume 1

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1871 - 556 pages
...preservation of food. ' The end of our foundation,' says his principal personage, ' is the knowledge of causes and secret motions of things, and the enlarging...empire, to the effecting of all things possible.' And this ' possible ' is infinite. How did this grand and just conception originate ? Doubtless common...
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History of English Literature, Volume 1

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1871 - 556 pages
...preservation of food. ' The end of our foundation,' says his principal personage, ' is the knowledge of causes and secret motions of things, and the enlarging...empire, to the effecting of all things possible.' And this ' possible ' is infinite. How did this grand and just conception originate ? Doubtless common...
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Transactions of the Albany Institute, Volume 7

Albany Institute - Albany (N.Y.) - 1872 - 382 pages
...inestimable, and would materially tend to the attainment of (in the language of Bacon), " the knowledge of causes and secret motions of things; and the enlarging...empire , to the effecting of all things possible." Report on the recent Progress of Chemistry. By LE ROT C. COOLET, Ph. D. [Read before the Institute,...
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