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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... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 425
1851
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Monthly Review; Or Literary Journal Enlarged

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1800 - 570 pages
...(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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The Theological, Philosophical and Miscellaneous Works of the Rev ..., Volume 8

William Jones - 1801 - 456 pages
...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 Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807 - 528 pages
...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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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807 - 528 pages
...give a true account of their gift 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 terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of state,...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807 - 970 pages
...give a true account of their gift oT 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 terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect ; or a tower of...
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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at ..., Volumes 37-38

American Philosophical Society - 1898 - 622 pages
...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 - 1809 - 338 pages
...a true account of their gift of reason for the benefit and use of man : — as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching...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 - 1813 - 550 pages
...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 to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terras, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect ; or a tower of...
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The Opinions of Different Authors Upon the Punishment of Death, Volume 1

Basil Montagu - 1816 - 340 pages
...their gift of reason for the benefit and use of man : — as if there were 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 a fair prospect : or a tower of state for a...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 69

1851 - 786 pages
...give a true account of these gifts of reason to the benefit and use of men ; as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching...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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