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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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Francis Bacon: (Lord Verulam.): A Critical Review of His Life and Character

Benjamin G. Lovejoy - 1883 - 304 pages
...received he subsequently dwelt upon with sharp criticism, referring to his masters and fellows as — " Men of sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure,...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...
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The essays of lord Bacon, including his moral and historical works, with ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1884 - 564 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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Chapters in the History of English Literature: From 1509 to the Close of the ...

Ellen Crofts - England - 1884 - 392 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...dictator), as their persons were shut up in the cells of the monasteries and colleges, and knowing little history, either of nature or time, did out of no great...
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A Popular Manual of English Literature: Containing Outlines of the ..., Volume 1

Maude Gillette Phillips - English literature - 1885 - 728 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." — Ibid. " If a man...
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The Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1885 - 436 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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On Mammalian Descent; the Hunterian Lectures for 1884: Being Nine Lectures ...

William Kitchen Parker - Evolution - 1885 - 290 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 Popular Manual of English Literature: Containing Outlines of the ..., Volume 1

Maude Gillette Phillips - English literature - 1885 - 654 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." — Ibid. " If a man...
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The Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1885 - 438 pages
...schoolmen : who having sharp and I sttong_wjts,-aruL abundance of leisure, and small variety ' , but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors (chiefly Aristotle their dictator) as their perons were shut up in the cells of monasteries and coland knowing little history, either of nature...
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Lectures on Medieval Church History: Being the Substance of Lectures ...

Richard Chenevix Trench - Church history - 1886 - 472 pages
...curious that need not — be known unto us.' ' Their wits,' to come back to the words of Lord Bacon, ' being shut up in the cells of a few authors, chiefly...and knowing little history either of nature or time, they did out of no great quantity of matter and infinite agitation of wit spin out to us those laborious...
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Life of Giordano Bruno, the Nolan

Miss I. Frith - Authors, Italian - 1887 - 426 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...did out of no great quantity of matter and infinite agitutions of wit spin out into us those laborious webs of learning which are extant in their books....
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