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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 entertain... "
The Retrospective Review - Page 288
by Henry Southern - 1821
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American Annals of Education, Volume 4

Education - 1829
...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,...upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometunes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation...
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Transactions of the Plymouth Institution

Plymouth Institution and Devon and Cornwall Natural History Society - Natural history - 1830 - 360 pages
...capricious disposition too readily obtains over the mind. " Men," says he, " have " entered into a desire of knowledge, sometimes upon a natural " curiosity and...their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for or" nament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction ;...
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Transactions

Plymouth athenaeum - 1830
...capricious disposition too readily obtains over the mind. " Men," says he, " have " entered into a desire of knowledge, sometimes upon a natural " curiosity and...their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for or" nament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction ;...
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Lives, characters, and an address to posterity. Ed. by J.Jebb

Gilbert Burnet (bp. of Salisbury.) - 1833
...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,...lucre and profession ; 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,...
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Lives, characters, and an address to posterity

Gilbert Burnet - Great Britain - 1833 - 386 pages
...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, for ornament and reputation ; and sometimes, who, to a depth of knowledge, which often makes men morose ; and to a height of piety, which too often...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - History - 1834
...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....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;...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...labours of others instead of inventing 51 1 1. The mistaking the furthest end of knowledge.(h) . 51 Men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge,...appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with vaiiety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - History - 1834
...knowledge when acquired ; " Men," he says, " have entered into a desire of knowledge sometimes from a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite; sometimes...and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction, and most times for lucre and profession...
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Character of Lord Bacon: His Life and Works

Thomas Martin - Great Britain - 1835 - 367 pages
...but the greatest error of all the rest, he says, is the mistaking the true end of knowledge ; ' for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge,...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...
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An Introductory Lecture Delivered at the Opening of the Bangor Lyceum, Nov ...

Frederic Henry Hedge - Lectures and lecturing - 1836 - 29 pages
...in conclusion, I shall crave your indulgence, furnishes an appropriate close to these reflections. " Men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge...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,...
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