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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... "
Character of Lord Bacon: His Life and Work ... - Page 115
by Thomas Martin - 1835 - 367 pages
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 648 pages
...their books. 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,...of thread and work, but of no substance or profit. This same unprofitable subtilty or curiosity is of two sorts ; either in the subject itself that they...
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Lectures chiefly on the dramatic literature of the age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 374 pages
...their books. 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,...of thread and work, but of no substance or profit." And a little further on, he adds — " Notwithstanding, certain it is, that if those school -men to...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 380 pages
...their books. 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,...of thread and work, but of no substance or profit." And a little further on, he adds — " Notwithstanding, certain it is, that if those school -men to...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 4

1821 - 408 pages
...learning. For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon the matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, worketh according to the stuff,...cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of texture, but of little substance or profit. So that the fable ami fiction of Scylla seemeth to be a...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 4

1821 - 404 pages
...learning. For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon the matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, worketh according to the stuff,...cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of texture, but of little substance or profit. So that the fable and fiction of Scylla seemeth to be a...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: Delivered at ...

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 372 pages
...and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, wprketh according to the stuff, and is limited thereby : but...endless, and brings forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admitable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit." And a little further...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 3

1821 - 400 pages
...if the wit and mind of man work upon matter which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, it worketh according to the stuff and is limited thereby...as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, bringing forth, indeed, cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of their texture, but of no...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 3

1821 - 398 pages
...if the wit and mind of man work upon matter which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, it worketh according to the stuff and is limited thereby...as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, bringing forth, indeed, cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of their texture, but of no...
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The Retrospective Review.., Volume 3

Henry Southern - 1821 - 398 pages
...if the wit and mind of man work upon matter which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, it worketh according to the stuff and is limited thereby...as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, bringing forth, indeed, cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of their texture, but of no...
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Retrospective Review, Volume 3

1821 - 402 pages
...if the wit and mind of man work upon matter which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, it worketh according to the stuff and is limited thereby...as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, bringing forth, indeed, cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of their texture, but of no...
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