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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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Epea pteroenta. Or, The diversions of Purley. To which is annexed ..., Volume 1

John Horne Tooke - 1829 - 550 pages
...Soul, in reply to Mr. Rennel," (Hunter, 1821), ascribed to a clergyman of the Irish church. •)• " The wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...of thread and work, but of no substance or profit." Bacon,s Adv. of Learning. • Present Participle and its relation to Verbals in ing; nor to subtile...
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator

Theology - 1832 - 698 pages
...igiulion of wit, spin out into those laborious webs of learning which are eiunt in their books. For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which a the contemplation of the creatures of God, worketh according to the staff, and ii limited thereby...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825 - 538 pages
...inquirers into truth, but will despise those delicacies and affectations, as indeed capable ofnodivineness. Contentious Learning. 1. It is vanity of matter, useless...forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admirable for the jineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit. (b) See note (B) at the end. 4. Unprofitable...
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Christian Ethics; Or, Moral Philosophy on the Principles of Divine Revelation

Ralph Wardlaw - Christian ethics - 1834 - 480 pages
...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, "...endless, and brings forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admi" rable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance " or profit."—Lord Bacon—Proficiency...
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Selections from the works of Taylor, Hooker, Barrow [and others] by B. Montagu

Jeremy Taylor (bp. of Down and Connor.) - 1834 - 364 pages
...happiness." much corrupt manners as those that are half good and half evil.* PHILOSOPHISING AND THEORISING. THE wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter which is the contemplation of the creatures of * Coleridge, in his Aids to Reflection, says, " Where virtue is, sensibility is the ornament and becoming...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1834 - 458 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. See vol....
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Christian Ethics: Or, Moral Philosophy on the Principles of Divine Revelation

Ralph Wardlaw - Christian ethics - 1835 - 380 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." — Lord Bacon — Proficiency and Advancement of Learning. " The schoolmen's waste of ingenuity and...
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An Historical Sketch of the Origin of English Prose Literature, and of Its ...

William Gray - English literature - 1835 - 122 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...admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no " the fleshly-minded .hypocrites had lost thejr juggling terms, wherewith they imposed on, and misled,...
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Character of Lord Bacon: His Life and Works

Thomas Martin - Great Britain - 1835 - 388 pages
...LIFE AND WORKS. 115 mind of man,' he adds, ' if it work upon matter, which is the contemplation of creatures of God, worketh according to the stuff,...of thread and work, but of no substance or profit.' Another error, he says, is an impatience of doubt, and haste to assertion without due suspension of...
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An Historical Sketch of the Origin of English Prose Literature, and of Its ...

William Gray - English literature - 1835 - 124 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...it 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 thread...
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