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" This kind of degenerate learning did chiefly reign amongst the school-men, who, having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading f but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors (chiefly Aristotle their... "
Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth - Sida 178
efter William Hazlitt - 1845 - 218 sidor
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The Works of Francis Bacon: De augmentis scientiaurum

Francis Bacon - 1815
...of nature and times ; they, with infinite agitation of wit, spun out of a small quantity of matter, those laborious webs of learning which are extant in their books. For the human mind, ;f it acts upon matter, and contemplates the nature of things, and the works of God, operates...
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The History of Scotland from the Invasion of the Romans Till the Union with ...

Daniel MACINTOSH - 1821
..."theschoolmen having sharp and strong wits, ami abundance of leisure, but small reading either of nature or of time, did, out of no great quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us (hose laborious webs of learning which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind of man, if it...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volym 16

Francis Bacon - 1834
...himself " amidst men of sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading, their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors,...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)...
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator

1832
...strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and little variety of reading, but their wits being shot nji in the cells of a few authors, (chiefly Aristotle their dictator) as their perawa were shut up in the cells of monasteries and colleges, and knowing link history either of nature...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1834
...himself " amidst men of sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading, their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors,...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."...
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Christian Ethics; Or, Moral Philosophy on the Principles of Divine Revelation

Ralph Wardlaw - 1834 - 446 sidor
...schoolmen, who, having sharp and strong wits, and " abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading; but " their wits being shut up in the cells of a few...and knowing little history, " either of nature or of time, did, out of no great quantity of " matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us...
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An Historical Sketch of the Origin of English Prose Literature, and of Its ...

William Gray - 1835 - 103 sidor
...schoolmen, who, having sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading, (but their wits being shut up in the cells of a few...colleges,) and knowing little history, either of nature or lime, did, out of no great quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto us those...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review

1837
...as Bacon says, had " sharp and strong wits, and abundance of leisure, and small variety of reading ; thor of the best Moral Philosophy that has yet appeared remarks : " nation or time, did, out of no great quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin out unto...
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The Dial, Volym 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, George Ripley - 1842
...happens to differ, he is presently reprehended as a disturber and innovator." And still farther. " Their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors, did, out of no great quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin cobwebs of learning, admirable...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of Theodore Parker

Theodore Parker - 1843 - 360 sidor
...happens to differ, he is presently reprehended as a disturber and innovator." And still farther. " Their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors, did, out of no great quantity of matter, and infinite agitation of wit, spin cobwebs of learning, admirable...
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