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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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Works, Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1887 - 878 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...compounder or abridger ; and so the patrimony of knowledge comcth to be sometimes improved, but seldom augmented. But the greatest error of all the rest is the...
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Francis Bacon: His Life and Philosophy, Part 2

John Nichol - 1889 - 284 pages
...misunderstandings that have retarded the progress of really productive thought :— " But the greatest 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, sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite, sometimes...
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The Writer's Handbook, a Guide to the Art of Composition, Embracing a ...

English language - 1888 - 576 pages
...he only killed time. 11. The sun has rose and gone to bed, Just as if Partridge were not dead. 12. But the greatest error of all the rest, is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or farthest end of knowledge. 13. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure. 14. The...
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The Novels of Lord Lytton: My novel

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1896 - 562 pages
...describe, but which you seem to consider as coming to us through channels apart from knowledge 1 " 1 "But the greatest error of all the rest is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or farthest end of knowledge : — for men hare entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes...
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The Advancement of Learning, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1898 - 170 pages
...prizes ; as to be a profound interpreter or commenter, to be a sharp champion or defender, to be a 30 methodical compounder or abridger, and so the patrimony...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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Novels, Volume 1; Volume 25

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1898 - 490 pages
...— "Thus, when this great Lord Bacon erred, you may say that he erred from want of knowledge — the '"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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A School History of English Literature, Volume 2

Elizabeth Lee - English literature - 1898 - 258 pages
...discredit on learning ; the spirit is of more worth than the letter. Finally tl1e greatest error of all ' ' 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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The Essays: Colours of Good and Evil, & Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Didactic literature, English - 1900 - 462 pages
...convert their labours to aspire to certain second prizef; as to be a profound interpreter or commenter, to be a sharp champion or defender, to be a methodical...greatest error of all the rest is the mistaking or misplac1ng or""theTast or turthesFencT'of '1cho'wIedg'e.'"'T''or men have entered into jTHesire" 6f...
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A first sketch of English literature. With suppl. to the end of queen ...

Henry Morley - 1912 - 1214 pages
...and emptiness of many of the studies chosen, or the way of dealing with them. This came especially by He knew that only hard work could enable him to make the best use of as if there were sought in it " a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terrace...
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The Mother Tongue, Volume 3

John Hays Gardiner, George Lyman Kittredge, Sarah Louise Arnold - English language - 1902 - 460 pages
...old words will not express. Read the following passage from Bacon's " Advancement of Learning " : — But the greatest error of all the rest is the mistaking...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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