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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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Some aspects of the Reformation, an essay suggested by dr. Littledale's ...

John Gibson Cazenove - Reformation - 1869 - 216 pages
...comments on the comments. The criticism of Lord Bacon has but too much truth in it, that these men, " knowing little history, " either of nature or time, did, out of no great quan" tity of matter and infinite agitation of wit, spin out " laborious cobwebs of learning, admirable...
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Christianum Organum: Or, The Inductive Method in Scripture and Science

Josiah Miller - Bible - 1870 - 272 pages
...Schoolmen: . who, havingsharp 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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Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of ..., Volume 2

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Judges - 1874 - 484 pages
...his day, when he speaks of " men of sharp and strong wits and small variety of reading, their \vits being shut up in the cells of a few authors, chiefly...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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Text-book of Prose: From Burke, Webster, and Bacon : with Notes, and ...

Henry Norman Hudson - Readers - 1876 - 660 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: The Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Knowledge, Theory of - 1876 - 504 pages
...having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading, but their • few authors (chiefly Aristotle their dictator) as...little history, either of nature or time, did out of no greatquantity of matter and infinite agitation of wit spin out^untb us those laborious webs of are...
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The works of lord Bacon, moral and historical, with a brief memoir of the ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1877 - 782 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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Lectures on the Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: And Characters of ...

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1878 - 560 pages
...schoolmen, who, having strong and sharp 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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Text-book of Prose from Burke, Webster, and Bacon: With Notes, and Sketches ...

Henry Norman Hudson - 1881 - 104 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 Course of Empire: Outlines of the Chief Political Changes in the History ...

History - 1883 - 540 pages
...strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading (but their wits being shut \ip in the cells of a few authors, chiefly Aristotle their...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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MediŠval Civilization

George Burton Adams - Civilization, Medieval - 1883 - 152 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 time—did, out of no great quantity of matter and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those...
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