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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 France Bacon - Page 171
by Basil Montagu - 1852
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...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...divinity and philosophy, or in the manner or method of handling of a knowledge, which amongst them was this ; upon every particular position or assertion...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - English drama - 1821 - 356 pages
...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...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 - English drama - 1821 - 218 pages
...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...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 Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - English literature - 1824
...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...divinity and philosophy, or in the manner or method of handling of a knowledge, which amongst them was this : upon every particular position or assertion...
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Noctes Atticę, 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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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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The Two Books of Francis, Lord Verulam: Of the Proficience and Advancement ...

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1825 - 402 pages
...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...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
...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 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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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, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1826
...workcth 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...of no substance or profit. This same unprofitable subtility or curiosity is of two sorts ; either in the subject itself that they handle, when it is...
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