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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 retrospective review - Page 296
1821
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...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...cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit. This same unprofitable subtilty or curiosity is of...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 4

Books - 1821
...putrify and dissolve into a number of subtle, idle, unwholesome, and, as I may term them, vermiculate questions; when, as amongst the schoolmen, men out...but of little substance or profit. So that the fable ami fiction of Scylla seemeth to be a lively image of this kind of philosophy or knowledge, which was...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - English drama - 1821 - 356 pages
...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...cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit." And a little further on, he adds — " Notwithstanding,...
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Lectures Chiefly on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth ...

William Hazlitt - English drama - 1821 - 218 pages
...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...cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit." And a little further on, he adds — " Notwithstanding,...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: Delivered at ...

William Hazlitt - Dramatists, English - 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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Retrospective Review: And Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 3

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - Bibliography - 1821
...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...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
...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...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

Books - 1821
...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...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 Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - English literature - 1824
...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...cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit. This same unprofitable subtilty or curiosity is of...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1825
...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...cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance OT profit. This same unprofitable subtilty or curiosity is of...
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