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" But the greatest error of all the rest, is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or furthest end of knowledge : for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to... "
The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition: - Page 51
by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
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The Two Books of Francis, Lord Verulam: Of the Proficience and Advancement ...

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1825 - 432 pages
...their labours to aspire to certain second prizes : as to be a profound interpreter or commentator ; to be a sharp champion or defender; to be a methodical...cometh to be sometimes improved, but seldom augmented. ' j But the greatest error of all the rest, is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or farthest...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16

Francis Bacon - 1834 - 784 pages
...truths which he wishes to explain. To illustrate this, take (vol. ii. p. 51) the following passage : " But the greatest error of all the rest, is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or farthest end of knowledge ; for men have enterfd into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1826 - 626 pages
...their labours to aspire to certain second prizes ; as to be a profound interpreter, or commentator ; to be a sharp champion or defender ; to be a methodical...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...
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American Annals of Education, Volume 4

Education - 1829 - 592 pages
...writings afford, of the purity of his purposes. But this will be best understood from his own language. ' 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...
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Lives, Characters, and an Address to Posterity

Gilbert Burnet - Great Britain - 1833 - 492 pages
...improving of the one by the other * : and • ' But the greatest error of all the rest,' says Lord Bacon, ' is the mistaking, or misplacing, of the last or furthest end of knowledge : for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes, upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive...
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Lives, characters, and an address to posterity. Ed. by J.Jebb

Gilbert Burnet (bp. of Salisbury.) - Great Britain - 1833 - 458 pages
...often makes them * ' But the greatest error of all the rest,' says lord Bacon, ' is the mis. taking, or misplacing, of the last or furthest end of knowledge : for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes, upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric; Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1837 - 334 pages
...Thefollowing passage from his Advancement of Learning, is an example of Bacon's better style :— " But the greatest error of all the rest, is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or farthest end of knowledge j for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes,...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric; Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1837 - 334 pages
...Thefollowing passage from his Advancement of Learning, is an example of Bacon's better style : — , " 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,...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1838 - 894 pages
...their labours to aspire to certain second prizes ; as to be a profound interpreter, or commentator ; to be a sharp champion or defender ; to be a methodical...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...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840 - 244 pages
...convert their labours to aspire to certain second prizes : as to be a profound interpreter or commenter, to be a sharp champion or defender, to be a methodical...the last or furthest end of knowledge : for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive...
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