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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 Advancement of Learning, Book I, Book 1

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1904 - 216 pages
...who — having sharp and strong wits, and =o 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 Collected Works of William Hazlitt, Volume 5

William Hazlitt - 1902 - 442 pages
...school-men, 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 Advancement of Learning, Book I, Book 1

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1904 - 216 pages
...who — having sharp and strong wits, and 20 abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading, but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors...either of nature or time — did, out of no great 25 quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning...
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The Advancement of Learning, Book I, Book 1

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1904 - 220 pages
...having sharp and strong wits, and 20 abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading, but itheir wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors (chiefly I JAristotle their dictator1) as their persons were shut up in | the cells of monasteries and colleges,...
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A Text-book in the History of Education

Paul Monroe - Education - 1905 - 814 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 Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon

1905 - 958 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 Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies of Mr. William Shakespeare ..., Volume 21

William Shakespeare - 1906 - 216 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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A Student's History of Philosophy

Arthur Kenyon Rogers - Philosophy - 1907 - 534 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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Readings in Modern European History: A Collection of Extracts from ..., Volume 1

James Harvey Robinson - Europe - 1908 - 444 pages
...Divinae Institutiones, Lib. iii, sect. 24 ; Corp. Scrip. Eccl. Lat., XIX, pp. 254 sf. 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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From the revival of learning to the end of the eighteenth century (in Italy ...

John Edwin Sandys - Classical philology - 1908 - 540 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 (chiefly Aristotle their dictator)..., and knowing little history, either of nature or time, did, out of no great quantity of matter and infinite...
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