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" ... shooting for the lungs and breast; gentle walking for the stomach; riding for the head; and the like. 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:... "
Mental Discipline: With Reference to the Acquisition and Communication of ... - Page 259
by Davis Wasgatt Clark - 1847 - 320 pages
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1825
...for the lungs and breast, gentle walking " for the stomach, riding for the head, and the like ; " so, if a man's wit be wandering, let him study the " mathematics...again ; " if his wit be not apt to distinguish or find differ* " To Mr. Matthews; along with the Book De Sapientia Ve" terura. — I Heartily thank you for...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...for the lungs and breast, gentle walking " for the stomach, riding for the head, and the like ; " so, if a man's wit be wandering, let him study the " mathematics...demonstrations, if his wit be " called away never so little, lie must begin again ; " if his wit be not apt to distinguish or find differ• " To Mr. Matthews;...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 3

Dugald Stewart - 1827
...shooting for the lungs and breast; gentle walking for "the stomach; riding for the head, and the like; so if a man's " wit 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 - 1828 - 300 pages
...and breast ; gentle walking for the stomach ; riding for the head, and the like ; so if a man's wits be wandering, let him study the mathematics ; for,...to prove and illustrate another, let him study the lawyers' cases ; so every defect of the mind may have a special receipt. LESSON VII. Life of a Looking...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - 1829 - 360 pages
...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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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - 1829 - 360 pages
...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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The Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the human mind ...

Dugald Stewart - 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 London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 13, Part 2

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...doctrine of the mathematics : mathematician, he who studies or is a proficient in them. If a man's wits be wandering, let him study the mathematics ; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away never BO little, he must begin again. Bacon, The malJicmaticlu and the metaphysicks Kail to them, as you...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 19

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...careful. Id. The king, though no good schoolman, converted one of them by dispute. Bacon. If a man's wit be not apt to distinguish or find differences, let him study the schoolmen. Id. To spend too much time in studies, is sloth ; to make judgment wholly by their rules, is the humour...
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The Christian's Penny Magazine, Issues 1-82

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...to prove and illustrate another, let him study the lawyer*' cases : so every defect of the mind may have a special receipt. HAIL. To " rain hail," may...
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