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" But the greatest error of all the rest, is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or farthest end of knowledge : for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to... "
Character of Lord Bacon: His Life and Work ... - Page 116
by Thomas Martin - 1835 - 367 pages
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Addresses at the Inauguration of Thomas Hill

Harvard University - 1863 - 40 pages
...the heart and lungs to the natural body, which circulate the blood and renew its vitalizing power. 12 entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes...ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to a victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely...
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Addresses at the Inauguration of Thomas Hill, D.D., as President of Harvard ...

Harvard University - Education, Higher - 1863 - 50 pages
...circulate the blood and renew its vitalizing power. It was the lament of Lord Bacon, that " men have 12 entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes...ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to a victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely...
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My Novel: Or Varieties in English Life. By Pisistratus Caxton, Volume 2

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1865 - 420 pages
...? * " But the greatest error of all the rest is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or farthest end of knowledge : — for men have entered into a...contradiction; and most times for lucre and profession " [that is, for most of those objects which are meant by the ordinary citers of the saying, "Knowledge...
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Gems of Literature, Elegant, Rare, and Suggestive ...

Gems - English poetry - 1866 - 168 pages
...mistaking or misplacing of the last or farthest end of knowledge, is the greatest error of all the rest. For, men have entered into a desire of learning and...contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; — but seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 1

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1866 - 492 pages
...same.... The greatest error of ail the rest, is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or farthest end of knowledge : for men have entered into a desire...knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitivë appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornamenf...
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Book of the Artists: American Artist Life, Comprising Biographical and ...

Henry Theodore Tuckerman - Art - 1867 - 660 pages
...art — temporary motives and unworthy compromise often degrading the ideal and dwarfing the result: "Men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge,...ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to a victory of wit and contradiction, and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1868 - 786 pages
...mistaking or misplacing of the last or farthest end of knowledge, is the greatest error of all the rest : For, men have entered into a desire of learning and...contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; — but seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric: Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1834 - 320 pages
...— "But Ihe greatest, error of all the rest, is the mistaking or mis placing of Ihe last or farthest end of knowledge, for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a nutural curiosity, and an inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and...
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The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D ..., Volume 19

David Thomas - 1868 - 404 pages
...knowledge sometimes upon1 a natural Curiosity and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their mind with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation, and sometimes to enablo them to obtain the victory of wit and contradiction, and sometimes for lucre and possession;...
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Thoughts, philosophical and medical, selected from the works of Francis ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1870 - 88 pages
...answers to tho theological virtue Charity, and admits of no excess, but orror. . Essay xin. W. vi, 403. Men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge,...delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and 42 sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession...
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