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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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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1859 - 618 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 - 278 pages
...mankind, are but a kind of insanity, only there is no one to stand by and observe it.—NOVUM ORGANON. 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.—ADVANCEMENT OP LEARNING. When you assemble...
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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...forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit. — ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING. When you assemble...
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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 - 1176 pages
...mind of man if it work upon matter" — (tiie matter of the theologian being the Scriptures) — " worketh according to the stuff, and is limited thereby; but if it work upon itself, as ihe spider worketh his web, then it is •jndless and bringeth forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admirable...
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The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon, with Prefaces and Notes ..., Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1861 - 860 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 History and Heroes of the Art of Medicine, Volume 1

John Rutherfurd Russell - Medicine - 1861 - 546 pages
...to speculation as a guide, he became weak as other men. " For," again to use the words of Bacon, " the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which is the contemplation of the 1 Of the Proficience and Advance- 1833. T. 171 ment of Learning. By Francis, Lord '•' Adams' Hippoc....
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Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1864 - 464 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 subtility or curiosity...
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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 Bible Word-book: A Glossary of Old English Bible Words

Jonathan Eastwood - Bible - 1866 - 588 pages
...Creatures' And Bacon says (Adv. of Learning, i. 4 4) ; The wit and minde of man, if it work vpon matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, worketh according to the stuffe, and is limited thereby. Credence, sb. This word, which was formerly in as common use as 'credit,'...
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The Bible word-book: a glossary of Old English Bible words, by J. Eastwood ...

Jonathan Eastwood - 1866 - 586 pages
...Creatures.' And Bacon says (Adv. of Learning, 1. 4 4) ; The wit and minde of man, if it work vpon matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, worketh according to the stuffe, and is limited thereby. Credence, sb. This word, which was formerly in as common use as 'credit,'...
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