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" This kind of degenerate learning did chiefly reign amongst the schoolmen; who — having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading, but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors, (chiefly Aristotle their... "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England - Page vii
by Francis Bacon - 1834
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 648 pages
...schoolmen, who, having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading; but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors,...quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 380 pages
...school-men, who having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading ; but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors...quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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Lectures chiefly on the dramatic literature of the age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 374 pages
...school-men, who having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading ; but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors...quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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The History of Scotland from the Invasion of the Romans Till the Union with ...

Daniel MACINTOSH - 1821 - 408 pages
..."theschoolmen having sharp and strong wits, ami abundance of leisure, but small reading either of nature or of time, did, out of no great quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us (hose laborious webs of learning which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1824
...schoolmen, who, having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading ; but their wits being shut up in the cells of a- few authors,...quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1825
...schoolmen ; who having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading, (but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors,...quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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The Two Books of Francis, Lord Verulam: Of the Proficience and Advancement ...

Francis Bacon - 1825 - 402 pages
...schoolmen; who having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading, (but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors,...quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1826 - 626 pages
...schoolmen, who, having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading ; but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors,...quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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American Annals of Education, Volume 4

1829
...and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading, (but their wits being shut up in the colls of a few authors, chiefly Aristotle their dictator,...quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning, which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind...
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator

1832 - 698 pages
...strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and little variety of reading, but their wits being shot nji in the cells of a few authors, (chiefly Aristotle their dictator) as their perawa were shut up in the cells of monasteries and colleges, and knowing link history either of nature...
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