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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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Examples of Life and Death

Lydia Howard Sigourney - 1852 - 348 páginas
...susceptible of divine impressions." " Some men seem as if they sought in knowledge a couch whereon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terrace for a variable and wandering mind to walk up and down upon, with a fair prospect ; or a tower of state for...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 páginas
...those who can mimic their former honesty. — Lavater. KNOWLEDGE. — Knowledge is not 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 sort of commanding...
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A Shoulder to the Wheel of Progress: Being Essays, Lectures and ...

William Maxwell Wood - 1853 - 291 páginas
...rapid as it has been, is yet sufficient to show that it is not sought, in the words of Lord Bacon, "as a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit, or a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect, or a tower of state for a proud...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854
...and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men : l not alter them to th 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 Collected Works of Dugald Stewart: Translations of the passages in ...

Dugald Stewart - 1877
...and seldom sincerely to 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...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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Liber Cantabrigiensis, an Account of the Aids Afforded to Poor Students, the ...

Robert Potts - 1855 - 554 páginas
...to give a true account of the gift of reason to the benefit and use of man. As if there were wrought 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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Liber Cantabrigiensis.

Robert Potts - 1855
...to give a true account of the gift of reason to the benefit and use of man. As if there were wrought 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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1856 - 776 páginas
...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 commanding...
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THE THEORY OF HUMAN PROGRESSION, AND NATURAL PROBABILITY OF REIGN OF JUSTICE

1856
...age of truth is now, and the age of goocl cannot fail to appear. " Knowledge is not 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 Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volúmenes4-6

Henry Pitman
...benefit and use of men ; as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereon to rest a searching and a 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...
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