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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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An Investigation of Homoeopathy

William Sharp - Homeopathy - 1856 - 384 pages
...dreams; such labours but the weaving of a fanciful garment wherewith to cover our ignorance. " For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...worketh his web, then it is endless, and brings forth cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of the thread and work, but of no substance or profit."...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of Theodore Parker

Theodore Parker - Unitarianism - 1856 - 472 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 the Spiritualists,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of Theodore Parker

Theodore Parker - Unitarianism - 1856 - 432 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 the Spiritualists;...
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The Diversions of Purley

John Horne Tooke - English language - 1860 - 812 pages
...which it was designed to promote. Red Lion Court, Fleet-street, RICHARD TAYLOR. Sept. 29, 1829. 1 " The wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of uo substance or profit." — Bacon's Adv. of Learning. EIIEA HTEPOENTA, PAET I. TO THE UNIVERSITY OE...
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The Beautiful in Nature, Art, and Life, Volume 1

Andrew James Symington - Aesthetics - 1857 - 374 pages
...us of Bacon's illustration in the Advancement of Learning — " The wit and mind of man," says he, " if it work upon matter, which is the contemplation...of thread and work, but of no substance or profit." Or, yet more, of those intricate and ingenious calculations, "quaint opinions wide," formerly made...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon (Viscount St. Albans) - Philosophy - 1857 - 856 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...itself, as the spider worketh his web, then it is 1 In the translation he mentions another vanity of style, tnough not of so bad a kind, as commonly...
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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1857 - 854 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...itself, as the spider worketh his web, then it is 1 In the translation he mentions another vanity of style, though not of so bad , a kind, as commonly...
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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1859 - 852 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...itself, as the spider worketh his web, then it is 1 In the translation he mentions another vanity of style, though not of so bad a kind, as commonly...
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The English of Shakespeare: Illustrated in a Philological Commentary on His ...

George Lillie Craik - 1857 - 410 pages
...formerly used freely for every thing created, — as when Bacon says (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 of...
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Lives of lord Lyndhurst and lord Brougham, Volume 1

John Campbell (1st baron.) - 1857 - 426 pages
...cells of monasteries and colleges, and who, knowing little history either of nature or time, did spin cobwebs of learning admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit." k He paid due homage to the gigantic intellect of the " Dictator ; " but he ridiculed the unfruitfulness...
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