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" ... 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 up and down with a fair prospect... "
The Christian Remembrancer - Page 428
1843
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Monthly Review; Or Literary Journal Enlarged

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1800 - 570 pages
...(to use the grand language of Bacon) " not a couch whereon to rest a searching spirit, nor a terrass for a wandering and variable mind, to walk up and down with a fair prospect; nor a fort and commanding ground for strife and contention ; nor a shop for profit or sale, but a rich...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 31

1800 - 576 pages
...(to use the grand language of Bacon) " not a couch whereon to rest a searching spirit, nor a terrass for a wandering and variable mind, to walk up and down with a fair prospect; nor a fort and commanding ground for strife and contention ; nor a shop for profit or sale, but a rich...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807 - 528 pages
...ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most times for lucre and profession; and seldom sincerely to...whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of state,...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807 - 528 pages
...enable them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most times for lucre and profession; and seldorri sincerely to give a true account of their gift of...were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest at searching and restless spirit; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807 - 970 pages
...ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift oT reason, to the benefit and use of men : as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon...
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The Opinions of Different Authors Upon the Punishment of Death

Basil Montagu - 1809 - 338 pages
...to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction : and most times for Incre and profession ; but seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason for the benefit and use of man : — as if there were sought in knowledge a coucb, whereupon to rest...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1813 - 550 pages
...and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom' sincerely to give a true account of their gift of rea-- son, to the benefit and use of men : as if there were sought, in knowledge a couch, whereupon...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 13

Abraham John Valpy - 1818 - 594 pages
...victory in dispute ; others for lucre and living ; few to improve the gift or reason given them from God, to the benefit and use of men. As if there were sought in knowledge, a couch, whereupon to ease a restless and searching spirit i or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 648 pages
...to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sinc»ely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to...whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect ; or a tower of...
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Retrospective Review, Volume 3

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - 1821 - 402 pages
...and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to...of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of man : as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit;...
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