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A Practical System of Rhetoric; Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ... - Page 270
by Samuel Phillips Newman - 1837 - 292 pages
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their...men: as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their...contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldonl sincerely to give a true account of their gift oT reason, to the benefit and use of men : as...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natrtral curiosity, and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their...with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament aod reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to vktory of wit and contradiction ; J>32 BAcON. and...
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The Opinions of Different Authors Upon the Punishment of Death

Basil Montagu - 1809 - 315 pages
..." Men have. entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite : sometimes to entertain their...contradiction : and most times for lucre and profession ; but seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason for the benefit and use of man...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1813
...for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their...men: as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1813
...for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a naturalcuriosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their...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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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 69

1851
...fur men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upou a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their...contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession " — [that is, for most of those objects which are meant by the ordinary citers of the saying, ' Knowledge...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 13

Abraham John Valpy - 1818
...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...
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The works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...for men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their...and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sinc»ely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men : as if there...
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The Private Tutor, Or, Thoughts Upon the Love of Excelling and the Love of ...

Basil Montagu - 1820 - 173 pages
...entertain bur minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; sometimes to enable us to victory of wit and contradiction, and most times...profession; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of our gift of reason, for the benefit and use of man: — as if there were sought in knowledge a couch...
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