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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... "
Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy - Page 50
by George Lillie Craik - 1846
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My Novel: Or, Varieties in English Life, Volume 1

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - English fiction - 1851
...or sale, but a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of men's estate."* • * "But the greatest 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, sometimes...
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My Novel, Or, Varieties in English Life

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1851
...sale, but a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of men's estate."* * "Kut the greatest 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, sometimes...
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The two books of Francis Bacon: of the proficience and advancement of ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1852
...abridger, and so the patrimony of knowledge cometh to bo sometimes improved, but seldom augmented. 11. But the greatest error of all the rest is the mistaking...natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and sometimes...
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Discourses on Various Subjects: Read Before Literary and Philosophical Societies

Samuel Bailey - Calendar reform - 1852 - 276 pages
...greatest error of all the rest," says he, " is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or farthest end of knowledge : for men have entered into a desire...natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight : sometimes for ornament and reputation, and sometimes...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1852 - 776 pages
...nations and to my own country after some time is passed over."a DIVERSE OBJECTS OF MEN TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE. Men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge...natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation ; and sometimes...
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Foliorum Centuriae: Selections for Translation Into Latin and Greek Prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - English language - 1852 - 360 pages
...and then whatever he enjoyed in praise, he must suffer in reproach. XX. JDwtre of Seaming. Johnson. MEN have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge...natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes...
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The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer, Volumes 3-4

Great Britain - 1852
...well as ease to ibe reader, redistributed, and composed into different periods, thus, perhaps : — 1. The greatest error of all the rest is, the mistaking or misplacing of the last or farthest end of knowledge. 2. Men Appear to have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes...
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The London Lancet: A Journal of British and Foreign Medical and ..., Volume 2

Medicine - 1852
...cultivated, however, in a proper spirit, alwajs remembering that the great Lord BACON has said,— " The greatest 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 sai knowledge, sometimes...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1852 - 311 pages
...The following passage from his Advancement of Learning, is an example of Bacon's better style : — "But the greatest error of all the rest, is the mistaking or mis placing of the last or farthest end of knowledge ; for men have entered into a desire of learning...
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The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal, Volume 17

Architecture - 1854
...and the rposes of life. "The greatest error of all the rest," he said, "is e mistaking or misplacing the last or furthest end of knowledge, for men have...natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite; sometimes, for ornament and reputation; sometimes, for victory of art and contradiction; seldom, sincerely to...
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