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" So if a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, he must begin again. "
Sylva sylvarum (century IX-X) Physiological remains. Medical remains ... - Page 374
by Francis Bacon - 1819
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 3

Dugald Stewart - Logic - 1827
...wit, but may be wrought " out by fit studies, like as diseases of the body may have ap" propriated exercises : bowling is good for the stone and " reins;...be wandering, let him study the mathematics, for in de" monstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, he " must begin again; if his wit be not...
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Sequel to The Analytical Reader: In which the Original Design is Extended ...

Samuel Putnam - Readers (Secondary) - 1828 - 300 pages
...wrought out by fit studies ; like as diseases of the body may have appropriate exercises ; walking is good for the stone and reins ; shooting for the...riding for the head, and the like ; so if a man's wits be wandering, let him study the mathematics ; for, in demonstrations, if his wit be called away...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...tale with laughter, is poisoned between impertinence and folly. — Lavater. CXLIII. If a man's wits be wandering, let him study the mathematics; for in...called away never so little, he must begin again. — Lord Bacon. CXLIV. Deference is the most complicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs]. 1st Amer. ed

Laconics - 1829
...tale with laughter, is poisoned between impertinence and folly. — Lavater. exLm. If a man's wits be wandering, let him study the mathematics; for in...called away never so little, he must begin again. — Lord Boom. CXLIV. Deference is the most complicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the human mind ...

Dugald Stewart - Philosophy - 1829
...reasonable creatures." — Conduct of the Undemtanding. Lord Bacon is much more precise on this head. " If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics ; for in demonstrations, if his wit bo called away never so little, he must begin again." — Essays. VOL. in. 25 gebraico quam nostro...
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The Christian's Penny Magazine, Issue 1

Religious newspapers and periodicals - 1832
...and the like : so if a man's wits be wandering, let him study the mathematics ; for in demonstration, if his wit be called away never so little, he must...again : if his wit be not apt to distinguish or find differences, let him study the schoolmen : if he be not apt to beat over matters, and to call upon...
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The anniversary calendar, natal book, and universal mirror

Anniversary calendar - 1832
...Duke of Glou cester, 1640, Oatlandt. If a man's wits be wandering let him study the mathernaticks ; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, he must begin again. Bacon. <Dbit8 of the Latin Church. St. Procopius, Martur at Cat,larea, in Palestine, 303. Sts. Kilian,...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1833 - 216 pages
...the wit, but may i> wrought out by fit studies : like as diseases of the body may have appropriate exercises ; bowling is good for the stone and reins,...riding for the head, and the like ; so, if a man's wits be wandering, let him study the mathematics, for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away...
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Lives, characters, and an address to posterity. Ed. by J.Jebb

Gilbert Burnet (bp. of Salisbury.) - 1833
...remedy was suggested to the philosopher, by the sagacious counsel of his great predecessor : . . * If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics : for, in demonstration, if a man's wit be carried away never so little, he must begin again.'— LORD BACON,...
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Lives, Characters, and an Address to Posterity

Gilbert Burnet - Great Britain - 1833 - 386 pages
...remedy was suggested to the philosopher, by the sagacious counsel of his great predecessor : . . ' If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics: for, in demonstration, if a man's wit be carried away never so little, he must begin again.' — LORD BACON,...
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