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" Aristotle their dictator) as their persons were shut up in the cells of monasteries and colleges, and knowing little history, either of nature or time — did, out of no great quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those laborious... "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, and Lord ... - Page 28
by Francis Bacon - 1824
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 356 pages
...solid, do putrify and corrupt into worms : so it is the property of good and sound knowledge to putrify and dissolve into a number of subtle, idle, unwholesome,...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 Chiefly on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth ...

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 218 pages
...solid, do putrify and corrupt into worms : so it is the property of good and sound knowledge to putrify and dissolve into a number of subtle, idle, unwholesome,...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 History of Scotland from the Invasion of the Romans Till the Union with ...

Daniel MACINTOSH - 1821
...their books. For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon itself, brings forth, indeed, cob-- webs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit." . Little attention seems to hare been paid to classical learning at this period. It is conjectured...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: Delivered at ...

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 356 pages
...spider worketh his web, then it is 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 on, he adds — " Notwithstanding, certain it is, that if those school-men to...
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The Two Books of Francis, Lord Verulam: Of the Proficience and Advancement ...

Francis Bacon - 1825 - 402 pages
...solid, do putrify and corrupt into worms ; so it is the property of good and sound knowledge, to putrify and dissolve into a number of subtle, idle, unwholesome,...of thread and work, but of no substance or profit. '- The same unprofitable subtilty or curiosity is of two sorts ;\(either in the subject itself that...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1825
...solid, do putrify and corrupt into worms ; so it is the property of good and sound knowledge, to putrify and dissolve into a number of subtle, idle, unwholesome,...the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance OT profit. This same unprofitable subtilty or curiosity is of two sorts ; either in the subject itself...
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Noctes Atticae: Or, Reveries in a Garret; Containing Short, and Chiefly ...

Paul Ponder (pseud.) - 1825 - 228 pages
...stuff, and is limited thereby ; if it work upon itself, as the spider * See A.Chalmers's Biograph. worketh hi.s web, then it is endless, and brings forth,...of thread and work, but of no substance or profit." Milton has made metaphysics the idle sport of the fallen angels : Others apart, sate on a hill retirM....
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Noctes Atticæ, or Reveries in a garret; containing observations on men and ...

Paul Ponder (pseud.) - 1825
...stuff, and is limited thereby ; if it work upon itself, as the spider * See A. Chalmers's Bios;raph. 128 worketh his web, then it is endless, and brings forth,...of thread and work, but of no substance or profit." Milton has made metaphysics the idle sport of the fallen angels : Others apart, sate on a hill retir'd,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 5

Francis Bacon - 1826
...the stuff, and is limited thereby ; but if it work upon itself, ' as the spider worketh his web, ihcn it is endless, and brings ' forth indeed cobwebs of...• thread and work, but of no substance or profit.' — Q. Does the knowledge of a country ever rise higher than its metaphysics ? — L'homme n'est que...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16

Francis Bacon - 1834
...either of nature or time, did, out of no great quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit."(a) (a) See the Advancement of Learning, under Contentious Learning. See Gibbon's Memoirs....
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