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" And therefore I attribute my part in all this, as I have often said, rather to good luck than to ability, and account it a birth of time rather than of wit. "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Translations of the philosophical works - Page 156
edited by - 1863
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 4

Francis Bacon - 1858
...work in hand hereafter. For my way of discovering sciences goes far to level men's wits, and leaves but little to individual excellence ; because it performs...good luck than to ability, and account it a birth of tune rather than of wit. For certainly chance has something to do with men's thoughts, as well as with...
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The Works, Volume 4

Francis Bacon - 1858
...work in hand hereafter. For my way of discovering sciences goes far to level men's wits, and leaves but little to individual excellence; because it performs...men's thoughts, as well as with their works and deeds. cxxin. I may say then of myself that which one said in jest (since it marks the distinction so truly),...
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The philosophical works of Francis Bacon, with prefaces and notes ..., Volume 4

Francis Bacon, Robert Leslie Ellis, William Rawley - 1861
...work in hand hereafter. For my way of discovering sciences goes far to level men's wits, and leaves but little to individual excellence ; because it performs...men's thoughts, as well as with their works and deeds. CXXIII. I may say then of myself that which one said in jest (since it marks the distinction so truly),...
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Translations of the philosophical works

Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath - 1863
...fiction and imposture ; nor do I think that it matters any more to the business in hand, whether•the discoveries that shall now be made were long ago known...account it a birth of time rather than of wit. For certainlv chance has something to do with men's thoughts, as well as with their works and deeds. •...
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Works, Volume 8

James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath - Philosophy, English - 1864
...primary notions, there must have been some true discoveries to correct the false. But the errors being O fundamental, and not so much of false judgment as...men's thoughts, as well as with their works and deeds. cxxnI. I may say then of myself that which one said in jest (since it marks the distinction so truly),...
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A Budget of Paradoxes

Augustus De Morgan, Sophia Elizabeth De Morgan - Circle-squaring - 1872 - 511 pages
...exactly with my plan. . . For my way of discovering sciences goes far to level men's wits, and leaves but little to individual excellence ; because it performs...everything by the surest rules and demonstrations. To show that we do not strain Bacon's meaning, we add what is said by Hooke, whom we have already mentioned...
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A Budget of Paradoxes

Augustus De Morgan, Sophia Elizabeth De Morgan - Circle-squaring - 1872 - 511 pages
...exactly with my plan. . . For my way of discovering sciences goes far to level men's wits, and leaves but little to individual excellence; because it performs everything by the surest rales and demonstrations. To show that we do not strain Bacon's meaning, we add what is said by Hooke,...
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Light Science for Leisure Hours: A Series of Familiar Essays on Scientific ...

Richard Anthony Proctor - Science - 1883 - 309 pages
...description of his ' way of discovering sciences,' as one that ' goes far to level men's wits and leaves but little to individual excellence, because it performs...everything by the surest rules and demonstrations,' reads as an absurdity in the presence of the history of the last two centuries. 'Wha£ are large collections...
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The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon

1905
...work in hand hereafter. For my way of discovering sciences goes far to level men's wits, and leaves but little to individual excellence ; because it performs...the surest rules and demonstrations. And therefore attribute my part in all this, as I have often said, rather to good luck than to ability, and account...
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Scienza E Retorica

Marcello Pera - Science - 1994 - 250 pages
...represented scientific method as a ruler or compass that "goes far to level men's wits, and leaves but little to individual excellence because it performs...everything by the surest rules and demonstrations." 1 In this view, method is a tool for achieving truth and putting an end to scientific controversies....
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