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" This kind of degenerate learning did chiefly reign amongst the schoolmen; who — having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading, but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors, (chiefly Aristotle their... "
The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition: - Page vii
by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1834
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The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Judges - 1845 - 672 pages
...he speaks of " men of sharp and strong wits and small variety of reading, their wits being shut iip in the cells of a few authors, chiefly Aristotle their...shut up in the cells of monasteries and colleges, and who, knowing little history either of nature or time, did spin cobwebs of learning admirable for the...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Philosophers - 1846 - 730 pages
...schoolmen, who, having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading (but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors,...quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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Bacon; His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846 - 732 pages
...sharp and strong wits, and ahundance uf leisure, and small variety of reading (hut their wits heing shut up in the cells of a few authors, chiefly Aristotle...quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those lahorious wehs of learning which are extant in their hooks. For the wit and mind...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 3

Half hours - 1847 - 580 pages
...wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading, (but their * You possess no sanctity. wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors,...quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review, Volumes 7-8

1849 - 858 pages
...schoolmen who, having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading; but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors,...little history, either of nature or time, did, out of the great quantity of matter and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of...
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Works, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850 - 892 pages
...schoolmen, who, having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading; but nd the like: on the other side, such as were inventors...and authors of new arts, endowments, and commodities out unto us those laborious webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - Biography - 1850 - 590 pages
...schoolmen; who having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading, (but gjtppb-^ tain of present despatch, you entertain and...with whom you deal with some Other discourse-, that out unto us those laborjous webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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New Elements of Geometry

Seba Smith - Geometry - 1850 - 214 pages
...are well portrayed by Lord Bacon, in reference to the " Schoolmen," before his time, who, he says, " shut up in the cells of monasteries and colleges,...quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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The Lives of the Lords Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Great Britain - 1851 - 504 pages
...his opinion of the Cambridge residents of his day, when he speaks of " men of sharp and strong wits and small variety of reading, their wits being shut...shut up in the cells of monasteries and colleges, and who, knowing little history either of nature or time, did spin cobwebs of learning admirable for the...
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The Lives of the Lords Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Great Britain - 1851 - 510 pages
...his opinion of the Cambridge residents of his day, when he speaks of " men of sharp and strong wits and small variety of reading, their wits being shut...a few authors, chiefly Aristotle, their dictator, ns their persons were shut up in the cells of monasteries and colleges, and who, knowing little history...
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