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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 English of Shakespeare Illustrated in a Philological Commentary on His ...

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1864 - 406 pages
...his Sabhath work ever since is the illumination of his spirit;" or (Advance, of Learning, B. .), " The wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...worketh according to the stuff, and is limited thereby ;" or as it is written in our authorized version of the Scriptures (1 Tim. iv. 4), " Every creature...
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The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Critical writings

Theodore Parker - Theology - 1864 - 312 pages
...cells of a few authors, 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." There are two methods of philosophizing in general, that of the materialists and spiritualists, to...
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The Collected Works of ... P. ...

Theodore Parker - American literature - 1864 - 626 pages
...cells of a few authors, 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." There are two methods of philosophizing in general, that of the materialists and spiritualists, to...
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A Critical History of English Literature: Shakespeare to Milton, Volume 2

David Daiches - 1979 - 304 pages
...effect as the work of the more popular of the logical positivists and semanticists of the 1930's: ' "For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...of thread and work but of no substance or profit." The Advancement of Learning is in two books : the first states and answers arguments that have been...
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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 2, History of Scientific Thought

Joseph Needham, Ling Wang - History - 1956 - 746 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...thereby; but if it work upon itself, as the spider a Ie ratiocination not modified by the humble observation of nature. Cf. Farrington (14). b A most...
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Philosophy, its History and Historiography

Alan Holland - History - 1985 - 364 pages
...of experience" - they have speculated in the absence of observation, which is always disastrous: For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...work upon itself, as the spider worketh his web, then is it endless, and brings forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and...
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Elizabethan Popular Culture

Leonard R. N. Ashley - History - 1988 - 330 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 subtility or curiosity is of two sorts; either in the subject itself that they...
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The Story of Philosophy

Will Durant - Biography & Autobiography - 1965 - 736 pages
...subtlety, but not wisdom. "The wit and mind of man," as Bacon put it, "if it work upon the matter, worketh according to the stuff, and is limited thereby;...the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, and bringeth forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no...
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The Rise and Decline of the Scholastic "Qauaestio Disputata": With Special ...

Brian Lawn - History - 1993 - 194 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...fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit".8 One is reminded of the words of the twelfth-century fitienne de Tournai, quoted earlier,...
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Sociological Theory and Educational Reality: Education and Society in ...

Alan Barcan - Educational sociology - 1993 - 436 pages
...learning which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter . . . worketh according to the stuff, and is limited thereby;...but if it work upon itself, as the spider worketh its web, then it is endless, and brings forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness...
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