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" For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, worketh according to the stuff and is limited thereby; but if it work upon itself, as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, and brings forth... "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England - Page ix
by Francis Bacon - 1825
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 3

Books - 1821 - 400 pages
...measure with a two-foot rule ; which he can tell upon ten fingers. 4. He says, if the wit and mind of man work upon matter which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, it worketh according to the stuff and is limited thereby : but if it work upon itself as the spider...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1824 - 642 pages
...agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...of thread and work, but of no substance or profit. This same unprofitable subtilty or curiosity is of two sorts ; either in the subject itself that they...
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The Two Books of Francis, Lord Verulam: Of the Proficience and Advancement ...

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1825 - 432 pages
...agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...of thread and work, but of no substance or profit. '- The same unprofitable subtilty or curiosity is of two sorts ;\(either in the subject itself that...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 5

Francis Bacon - 1826 - 536 pages
...world is ancient, and not those which we account ancient (n) See note B. at the end, p. [iv.] ' (o) The wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...work upon itself, ' as the spider worketh his web, ihcn it is endless, and brings ' forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of •...
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Noctes Atticae: Or, Reveries in a Garret; Containing Short, and Chiefly ...

Paul Ponder (pseud.) - 1825 - 524 pages
...My Lord Bacon, in one of his essays, has admirably stated this absurdity in metaphysical studiesr " The wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...worketh according to the stuff, and is limited thereby ; if it work upon itself, as the spider * See A.Chalmers's Biograph. worketh hi.s web, then it is endless,...
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Noctes Atticę, or Reveries in a garret; containing observations on men and ...

Paul Ponder (pseud.) - 1825 - 492 pages
...My Lord Bacon, in one of his essays, has admirably stated this absurdity in metaphysical studies: " The wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...worketh according to the stuff, and is limited thereby ; if it work upon itself, as the spider * See A. Chalmers's Bios;raph. 128 worketh his web, then it...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16

Francis Bacon - 1834 - 784 pages
...either of nature or time, did, out of no great quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit."(a) (a) See the Advancement of Learning, under Contentious Learning. See Gibbon's Memoirs....
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American Annals of Education, Volume 4

Education - 1829 - 592 pages
...agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...of thread and work, but of no substance or profit. 'The same unprofitable subtilty or curiosity is of two sorts ; either in the subject itself that they...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1826 - 548 pages
...world is ancient, and not those which we account ancient (n) See note B. at the end, p. [iv.J ' (o) The wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...work upon itself, ' as the spider worketh his web, ihen it is endless, and brings ' forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of '...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1826 - 626 pages
...agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, workcth according to the stuff, and is limited thereby : but if it work upon itself, as the spider...
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