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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 - Page ix
by Francis Bacon - 1825
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...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...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 - 218 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...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
...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...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

Henry Southern - 1821
...agitation of wit, spin out laborious ^yebs of learning. For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon thte matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures...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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The Retrospective Review, Volume 4

1821
...agitation of wit, spin out laborious webs of learning. For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon the matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures...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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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: Delivered at ...

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 356 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, wprketh according to the stuff, and is limited thereby : but if it work upon itself, as the spider...
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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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The Retrospective Review, Volume 3

1821
...measure with a two-foot rule ; which he can tell upon ten fingers. 4. He says, 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 : but if it work upon itself as the spider...
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The Retrospective Review.., Volume 3

Henry Southern - 1821
...measure with a two-foot rule ; which he can tell upon ten fingers. 4. He says, 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 : but if it work upon itself as the spider...
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Retrospective Review: And Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 3

1821
...with a two-foot rule ; which he can tell upon ten fingers. , 4. He says, 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 : but if it work upon itself as the spider...
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