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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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Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Induction (Logic) - 1851 - 376 pages
...as their perfons were fhut up in the Cells of Monafteries and Colleges,) and knowing little Hiftory, either of Nature or time, did, out of no great quantity o'f matter, and infmite agitation of Wit, fpin out unto us thofe laborious Webs of Learning, which are extant in their...
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The two books of Francis Bacon: of the proficience and advancement of ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1852 - 238 pages
...in the cells of a few * 1 Tim. vi. 20. . whether in the Subject, or in the Method of handling it. 27 authors (chiefly Aristotle their 'dictator) as their...quantity of matter and infinite agitation of wit spin out uuto us those laborious webs of learning which are extant in their books.» For the wit and mind...
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Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - Ethics - 1854 - 894 pages
...schoolmen, who, having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading; but out unto us those laborious webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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The Miscellaneous Works, Volume 1

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1854 - 1232 pages
...school-men, »bo, 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...knowing little history, either of nature or time, rlid out of no great quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit spin out unto us those laborious...
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Miscellaneous Essays and Reviews, Volume 1

Albert Barnes - Christianity - 1855 - 384 pages
...and little variety of reading, but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors, (chieflly Aristotle, their dictator,) as their persons were...quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out into those laborious webs of learning which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind of...
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Miscellaneous Essays and Reviews, Volume 1

Albert Barnes - Christianity - 1855 - 382 pages
...schoolmen, who having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and little variety of reading, but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors, (chieflly Aristotle, their dictator,) as their persons were shut up in the cells of monasteries and...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of Theodore Parker

Theodore Parker - Unitarianism - 1856 - 472 pages
...happens to differ, he is presently reprehended as a disturber and innovator." And still further. " Their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors, did, out of no great quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin cobwebs of learning, admirable...
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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1859 - 852 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...colleges; and knowing little history, either of nature or tune; did out of no great quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those...
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Lives of lord Lyndhurst and lord Brougham, Volume 1

John Campbell (1st baron.) - 1857 - 426 pages
...Castodem Sigllli 1819. bridge 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 Works, Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1859 - 856 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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