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" ... and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men: 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... "
The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition: - Page x
by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
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The Cabinet of Eros: Renaissance Mythological Painting and the Studiolo of ...

Stephen John Campbell, Stephen L. Campbell - Art - 2004 - 430 pages
...wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of state for a proud man to raise itself upon; or a fort or commanding ground...storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate. But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and...
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Defoe and the New Sciences

Ilse Vickers - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 224 pages
...life', he equally stressed that it should be 'perfected and governed [by] charity'; knowledge should be 'a rich storehouse, for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate' (III: 294). It is important that we remember that 'Bacon professed no such narrow utilitarianism...
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