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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 Student: a magazine of theology, literature, and science

1844
...GEOMETRY. BY ROBERT POTTS, TRIN. COLL., CAMBRIDGE. " IF a man's wit be wandering," says Lord Bacon, "let him study the mathematics ; for, in demonstrations,...called away never so little, he must begin again." The noble and learned lord (to use a Parliamentary phrase) might have written at greater length respecting...
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Annual Meeting: Proceedings, Constitution, List of Active Members, and Addresses

American Institute of Instruction - 1841
...begin again; if his wit be not apl to distinguish or find differences, let him study the schoolmen; and if he be not apt to beat over matters, and to call upon one thing to prove another, let him study the lawyers' cases; so every defect of the mind may have a special remedy."...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 164

1847
...Walter Scott, Southey, Coleridge, Dennie, Ames, Wilt, Channing.* 5. MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE. " If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics...demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so liltle, he must begin again." — BACON. 11 As tennis is a game of no use in itself, but of great use...
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The Massachusetts Teacher, Volume 1

1848
...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...or find differences, let him study the schoolmen, for they are " Cymini sectores ; " if he be not apt to beat over matters, and to call upon one thing...
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Catalogue of a Large and Valuable Collection of Ancient and Modern Books ...

John Doyle (bookseller, New York.) - 1848
...(£*cl)ange, Assurance, ao& tDork0 on Hare, €nrton0, anir QDut of llje tUati Subjects. " If »man's wits be wandering, let him study the Mathematics; for in demonstrations if his wit be called away never to little, he must begin again." * Mathematics is a ballast for the soul, to fix it, not to stall it,...
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Catalogue of a Large and Valuable Collection of Ancient and Modern Books ...

John Doyle (bookseller, New York.) - 1848
...ballast for the «ral. to fix it, not to utall it, nor to jostle out other arts." " If a man's wits be wandering, let him study the Mathematics ; for in demonstrations if his wit be called away sever K little, he mnst begin again." , 2910 ABBOTT (John). Exposition of the Principles of the Hydraulic...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1848
...anc breast, gentle walking for the stomach, riding fo: the head, and the like; so, if a man's wit bi wandering, let him study the mathematics ; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away neve so little, he must begin again ; if his wit be no apt to distinguish or find differences, let...
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A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding

John Locke - 1849 - 132 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 in...again ; if his wit be not apt to distinguish or find differenceSj let him study the schoolmen, for they are " Cymini sectores ;" if he be not apt to beat...
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Thoughts on the conduct of the understanding

Basil Montagu - 1849
...for the stomach ; riding for the head ; and the like. So, if a man's wit be wandering, let him study mathematics, for in demonstrations, if his wit be...or find differences, let him study the schoolmen, for they are cymini sectores ; if he be not apt to beat over matters, and to call up one thing to prove...
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Works, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...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...distinguish or find differences, let him study the schoolmen ; for they are cymini sectores : if he be not apt to beat over matters, and to call up one thing to...
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