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History of English Literature - Page 216
by Hippolyte Taine - 1871
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The Monthly Review

1800
...(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 - English prose literature - 1807
...were 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...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 - 1807
...were 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...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
...were 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...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

Electronic journals - 1808
...upon ; nor a sort of commanding ground for strife and contention ; nor a shop for profit and sale, but a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate." At the end of ninety-four years of life, with none of the intellectual infirmities of age, and without...
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The Opinions of Different Authors Upon the Punishment of Death, Volume 1

Basil Montagu - Capital punishment - 1809 - 315 pages
...reason for the benefit and use of man : — as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit : or a terrace...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
...were 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...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

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 Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 69

1851
...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; or a terrace...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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Pamphleteer: Dedicated to Both Houses of Parliament, to be ..., Volume 13

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1818
...use of men. As if there were sought in knowledge, a couch, whereupon to ease a restless and searching spirit; or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down in, at liberty unrestrained; or some lofty tower of state, from which a proud and ambitious mind may...
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