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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: A New Edition: - Page ix
by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - Conduct of life - 1839 - 404 pages
...so much corrupt manners as those that are half good and half evil." PHILOSOPHIZING AND THEORIZING. 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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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840 - 244 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...forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit. This same unprofitable subtilty or curiosity...
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The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review, Volume 12

Charles Hodge, Lyman Hotchkiss Atwater - Bible - 1840 - 644 pages
...concealed love feeds on the cheek, is a fact in fancy. So in Bacon, — " But if it (the mind of man) work upon itself, as the spider worketh his web, then...forth indeed cobwebs of learning admirable for the firmness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit." That the spider makes a web is a fact...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volume 1

1841 - 530 pages
...or goodness of quality. This kind of degenerate learning did chiefly reign among the schoolmen . . . The wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which...forth, indeed, cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit. "-f- Raised up at a time when true Realism...
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The Methodist Quarterly Review, Volume 29

Methodist Church - 1847 - 662 pages
...that spin their web out of the substance of their own bowels. " The wit and mind of man," says he, " if it work upon matter, which is the contemplation...forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of the thread and work, but of no substance or profit."— Advancement of Learning, book i,...
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The British Journal of Homoeopathy, Volume 1

John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell - Homeopathy - 1843 - 506 pages
...the great principle Similia similibus, and remind him of the saying of the modern Plato— "• That 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 indeed for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit."...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 18

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1860 - 1174 pages
...and mind of man if it work upon matter" — (the matter of the theologian being the Scriptures) — " 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 New Englander, Volume 18

Criticism - 1860 - 1172 pages
...the theologian being the Scriptures) — " worketh according to the stuff, and is limited therebj; but if it work upon itself, as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless and bringeth forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread anc1 work, but of no...
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The American Biblical Repository, Volume 9

Theology - 1837 - 548 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...according to the stuff, and is limited thereby ; but if it w6rk upon itself as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, and brings forth VOL. IX. No. 26....
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A Discourse of the Baconian Philosophy

Samuel Tyler - Philosophy - 1844 - 214 pages
...concealed love feeds on the cheek, is a fact in fancy. So in Bacon, — "But if it (the rniud of man) work upon itself, as the spider worketh his web, then...forth indeed cobwebs of learning admirable for the firmness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit." That the spider makes a web is a fact...
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