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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... "
The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord ... - Page 30
by Francis Bacon - 1826
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...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...of no substance or profit. This same unprofitable subtilty or curiosity is of two sorts ; either in the subject itself that they handle, when it is a...
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Lectures Chiefly on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth ...

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 218 pages
...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...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 - 356 pages
...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...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
...mind of man, if it work upon the matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, worketh according to the stuff, and is limited thereby : but...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
...mind of man, if it work upon the matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, worketh according to the stuff, and is limited thereby: but...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 - 356 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
...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 : but...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
...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 : but...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: And Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 3

1821
...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 : but...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
...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 : but...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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