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" ... 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 a fort or commanding ground, for strife... "
Messenger - Página 44
1906
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The American College: A Series of Papers Setting Forth the Program ...

1915 - 194 páginas
...goal of the schoolmen, was not the aim of our fathers. To them learning was not, in Bacon's phrase, " a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect"; it was equipment for a religious vocation, it was the development of men fitted...
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The Sesquicentennial of Brown University, 1764-1914: A Commemoration

Brown University - 1915 - 306 páginas
...of debate and fields of battle. To such men learning was, in the stately phrases of Lord Bacon, "not a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect ; ... or a shop for profit or sale; . . . but a rich storehouse for the glory...
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The Spirit of Man: An Anthology in English & French from the Philosophers ...

Robert Bridges - 1916 - 336 páginas
...to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men : As if there were 325 sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching...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 a fort or commanding...
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Recollections, Volumen1

John Morley - 1917 - 837 páginas
...and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason for the benefit and use of men. As if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon...rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrace with a fair prospect . . . but not a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of...
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book IV. England. book V. Philosophy and science

Henry Osborn Taylor - 1920
...knowledge from curiosity or to entertain their minds, or add to their reputation or bring them gain: "as if there were sought in Knowledge a couch, whereupon...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 . . . and not a rich...
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The Works of Lord Morley ..., Volumen1

John Morley - 1921
...and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason for the benefit and use of men. As if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon...rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terrace with a fair prospect ... but not a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's...
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The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volumen31

James Andrew Corcoran, Patrick John Ryan, Edmond Francis Prendergast - 1906
...gift of reason to the benefit and use of man, as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terrace...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 a fort or a commanding...
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Poetic Imagery Illustrated from Elizabethan Literature, Volumen35

Henry Willis Wells - 1924 - 231 páginas
...in that game. Advancement of Learning, Part I As if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereon to rest a searching and restless spirit, or a terrace...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 a fort or commanding...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volumen22

1868
...wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and...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 a fort or commandingground...
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Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly, Volumen14

1896
...student days: "The greatest error of learning is the mistaking the final end of knowledge; for some have sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching...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 a fort or a commanding...
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