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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; or a tower of state for a proud mind to raise itself upon; or... "
Retrospective Review: And Historical and Antiquarian Magazine - Page 146
1821
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The Monthly Review

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1800
...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 Theological, Philosophical and Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. William ...

William Jones - Theology - 1801
...error. If there are any philosophers so void of understanding as to regard the science of nature only as a tower of state for a proud mind to raise itself upon ; and to esteem themselves as licentiates in incredulity, because * If the reader desires to have a...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - English prose literature - 1807
...sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with...glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's estate. But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and action may be...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with...glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's estate. But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and action may be...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest si searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with...commanding ground for strife and contention ; or a shop foi profit or sale; and not a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's...
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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at ..., Volumes 37-38

American Philosophical Society - Learned institutions and societies - 1808
...spirit ; nor a terrace for a wandering or variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect ; nor a tower of state for a proud mind to raise itself upon ; nor a sort of commanding ground for strife and contention ; nor a shop for profit and sale, but a...
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The Opinions of Different Authors Upon the Punishment of Death

Basil Montagu - Capital punishment - 1809 - 315 pages
...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...prospect : or a tower of state for a proud mind to raise ilaelf upon : or a fort or commanding ground for strife and contention : or a shop for profit and sale...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with...glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's estate. But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and action may be...
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The Opinions of Different Authors Upon the Punishment of Death, Volume 1

Basil Montagu - Capital punishment - 1816
...sought in knowledge a conch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit: or a terrace for * wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with...ground for strife and contention : or a shop for profit and sale : and not a rich, itore-house for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's estate."...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 69

England - 1851
...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 ; or a tower of state for ft prond mind to raise itself upon; or a fort or commanding ground for strife and contention ; or a...
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