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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 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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The Works, Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1859 - 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, though not of so bad a kind, as commonly...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - English drama - 1859 - 494 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 endiess, and brings forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1859 - 616 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, i worketh according to the stuff, and is limited I thereby ; bat if it work upon itself, as the spider...
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The Lost Principle: Or, The Sectional Equilibrium: how it was Created--how ...

John Scott - Sectionalism (U.S.) - 1860 - 282 pages
...mankind, are but a kind of insanity, only there is no one to stand by and observe it. — NOVDM ORGANON. The wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...of thread and work, but of no substance or profit. — ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING. When you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint...
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