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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 Collected Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the ...

Dugald Stewart - 1854
...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,...study the schoolmen ; if he be not apt to beat over maiters, and to call upon one thing to prove and illustrate another, let him study the lawyer's cases:...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854
...for the lungs and breast ; gentle walking for the stomach ; riding for the head ; and the like. So . A judge ought to prepare his way to a just ; for they are cymini sectores : if he be not npt to beat over matters, and to call up one thing to...
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Mathematics Simplified and Made Attractive: Or, The Laws of Motion Explained

Thomas Fisher - 1854 - 144 pages
...coherence all along." [Locke, Introduction to the conduct of the Human Understanding, Bk. 4, Sec. 7. " If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics; for in demonstrations, vif his wit be called away ever J so little, he must begin again." [Lord Bacon. " The habits of...
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A Guide to English Composition, Or One Hundred and Twenty Subjects Analysed ...

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 1854
...Dr. Arbiilhnot. 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 begin again. Lord Bacon. Mathematics is a ballast for the soul to fix it, not to stall it ; and not to jostle...
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The Massachusetts Teacher: A Journal of School and Home Education, Volume 8

1855
...lungs 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...to prove and illustrate another, let him study the lawyers' cases : so every defect of the mind may have a special receipt. BACON. INVOLUNTARY DISCLOSURES...
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The Essays: Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral ; and The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1856 - 360 pages
...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...again ; if his wit be not apt to distinguish or find difference, let him study the schoolmen, for they are " Cymini sectores." * If he be not apt to beat...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856
...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 differences,6 let him study the schoolmen, for they are 'cymini sectores;'7 if he be not apt to beat...
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The Bombay Quarterly Review, Volume 4

1856
...existence." If this be true for languages, how much more so is it for mathematics ! Bacon has well said : " if a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics;...called away never so little, he must begin again." But, while the wits of some of the students are active and attentive, those of others are wandering...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...tale with laughter, is poisoned between impertinence and folly. Lavater. CXLIIL If a man's wits be wandering, let him study the mathematics ; for...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 British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volumes 1-2

1856
...few great ones, alas ! are let on long leases. Sharp's Essays. MATHEMATICS. If a man's wits be wandering, let him study the mathematics ; for...demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, ho must begin again. Bacon. BODY AND MIND. As that body is most strong and healthful which...
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