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" 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... "
The Retrospective Review - Page 146
1821
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...points' out as impediments to the progress of learn-- in g, he says: But the greatest error of all th« rest, is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or...desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natrtral curiosity, and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...errors which he points out as impediments to the progress of learning, he says: But the greatest error of all the rest, is the' mistaking or misplacing of...desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a naturalcuriosity, and inquisitive appetite ; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16

Francis Bacon - 1834
...explain. To illustrate this, take (vol. ii. p. 51) the following passage : " But the greatest error of all the rest, is the mistaking or misplacing of...the last or farthest end of knowledge ; for men have enterfd into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1825
...patrimony of knowledge cometh to be sometimes improved, but seldom augmented. But the greatest error of all the rest, is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or furthest end of knowledge : for men have entred into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...Instauration, this prospectus is most respectfully submitted to public consideration. " Men/ says Lord Bacon, " have entered into a desire of " learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natu" ral curiosity, and inquisitive appetite : sometimes " to entertain their minds with variety and...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1825
...this prospectus is most respectfully submitted to public consideration. " Men," says Lord Bacon, " have entered into a desire of " learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natu" ral curiosity, and inquisitive appetite : sometimes " to entertain their minds with variety and...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1826
...patrimony of knowledge cometh to be sometimes improved, but seldom augmented. But the greatest error of all the rest, is the mistaking or misplacing of...their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornamen t and reputation ; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most...
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American Annals of Education, Volume 4

Education - 1829
...purity of his purposes. But this will be best understood from his own language. ' But the greatest error of all the rest, is the mistaking or misplacing of...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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