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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 ...: Philosophical works - Page 274
by Francis Bacon - 1857
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The works of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...stuff, and is limited thereby : but if it work upon itself, as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, and brings forth indeed cobwebs of learning,...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
...stuff, and is limited thereby: but if it work upon itself, as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, and brings forth indeed cobwebs of learning,...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: Delivered at ...

William Hazlitt - Dramatists, English - 1821 - 356 pages
...stuff, and is limited thereby : but if it work upon itself, as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, and brings forth indeed cobwebs of learning,...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 - Dramatists, English - 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 Retrospective Review, Volume 4

Books - 1821
...stuff, and is limited thereby : but if it work upon itself, as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, and brings forth, indeed, 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

Books - 1821
...stuff, and is limited thereby: but •if it work upon itself, as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, and brings forth, indeed, 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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Noctes Atticę, or Reveries in a garret; containing observations on men and ...

Paul Ponder (pseud.) - 1825
...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, indeed, cobwebs of learning,...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 Two Books of Francis, Lord Verulam: Of the Proficience and Advancement ...

Francis Bacon - Learning and scholarship - 1825 - 402 pages
...stuff, and is limited thereby: but if it work upon itself, as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, and brings forth indeed cobwebs of learning,...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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Noctes Atticae: Or, Reveries in a Garret; Containing Short, and Chiefly ...

Paul Ponder ([pseud.]) - 1825 - 228 pages
...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, indeed, cobwebs of learning,...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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