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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 - Page vii
by Francis Bacon - 1834
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825 - 538 pages
...amongst the sf 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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Christian Ethics; Or, Moral Philosophy on the Principles of Divine Revelation

Ralph Wardlaw - Christian ethics - 1834 - 480 pages
...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,...and knowing little history, " either of nature or of time, did, out of no great quantity of " matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us...
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An Historical Sketch of the Origin of English Prose Literature, and of Its ...

William Gray - English prose literature - 1835 - 120 pages
...schoolmen, who, having sharp atfd 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 lime, did, out of no great quantity of matter, and in6nite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those...
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An Historical Sketch of the Origin of English Prose Literature, and of Its ...

William Gray - English literature - 1835 - 124 pages
...up in the cells of monasteries and colleges,) and knowing little history, either of nature or lime, did, out of no great 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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Biblical Repository and Quarterly Observer

Religion - 1837 - 1068 pages
...Bacon says, had " 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,...and colleges, and knowing little history either of nation or time, did, out of no great quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1838 - 898 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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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840 - 244 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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The Dial, Volume 2

Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Ripley - Transcendentalism - 1842 - 642 pages
...happens to differ, he is presently reprehended as a disturber and innovator." And still farther. " 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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The Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of Theodore Parker

Theodore Parker - Religion - 1843 - 394 pages
...happens to differ, he is presently reprehended as a disturber and innovator." And still farther. " 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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The American Biblical Repository, Volume 9

Theology - 1837 - 548 pages
...Bacon says, had " 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,...and colleges, and knowing little history either of nation or time, did, out of no great quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto...
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