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" ... is good for the stone and reins, 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 bo called away... "
The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture - Page 2080
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Lord Bacon's Essays: With a Sketch of His Life and Character, Reviews of His ...

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - Biography & Autobiography - 1867 - 426 pages
...stond or impediment in the wit, but may be wrought out by fit studies : like as diseases of the body may have appropriate exercises ; bowling is good for...riding for the head, and the like : so, if a man's wits be wandering, let him study the mathematics ; for in their reading each lesson, some questions...
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Studies in English prose: specimens, with notes, by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1868
...appropriate exercises. Bowling (bowls) is good for the stone and reins (kidneys) ; shooting (archery) for the lungs and breast; gentle walking for the stomach;...the mathematics; for in demonstrations if his wit (mind) he called away never (ever) so little, he must begin again. If hia wit be not apt to distinguish...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately, Franklin Fiske Heard - 1868 - 641 pages
...stond* or impediment in the wit, but may be wrought* out by fit studies, like as diseases of the body may have appropriate exercises — bowling is good...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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BACON'S ESSAYS WITH ANNOTATIONS

RICHARD WHATELY - 1868
...like as diseases of the body may have appropriate exercisesbowling is good for the stone and reins,6 shooting for the lungs and breast, gentle walking...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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Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Science - 1869 - 379 pages
...the use.' [13] See Essay 1. p. 205: 'So if a mans wit be wandring, let him study the mathematicks; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, he must begin again.' [25] Ciceio, de Orat. i. 33. Comp. Ess. xxxviii. p. 160: 'Let not a man force a habit upon himselfe,...
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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...stond9 or impediment in the wit, but may be wrought out by fit studies : like as diseases of the body may have appropriate exercises ; bowling is good for the stone and reins, 10 shooting for the lungs and breast, gentle walking for the stomach, riding for the head and the like...
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Willson's Intermediate Fifth Reader: On the Original Plan of the School and ...

Marcius Willson - Readers and speakers - 1870 - 372 pages
...exercises. 7. Bowling'" is good for the back' ; shooting'" for the lungs and breast' ; gentle walking1" for the stomach' ; riding'" for the head and the like : so, if a man's wits be wandering', let him study the mathematics1 ; for, in demonstrations, if his wit be called away...
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The Educational Speeches of the Hon'ble John Bruce Norton

John Bruce Norton - Education - 1870 - 329 pages
...which have given rise to their successive enactment. 80 " mathematics make men subtle." " So" says he " if a man's " wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics; for in " demonstration, if his wit be called away never so little, he " must begin again." The study of mathematics...
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A hand-book of English literature intended for the use of high schools, as ...

Francis Henry Underwood - Literary Criticism - 1871 - 608 pages
...stond8 or impediment in the wit, but may be wrought7 out by fit studies, like as diseases of the body may have appropriate exercises — bowling is good for the stone and reins, shooting for the longs and breast, gentle walking for the stomach, riding for the head, and the like ; so, if a man's...
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Barnard's American Journal of Education, Volume 23

Henry Barnard - Education - 1872
...trust In Thee !"— t'sui'll »III. 19. out by fit studies, like as diseases of the body may Нате esses by which truth is attained, reasoning, and observation,...sciences. As classical literature furnishes the most p wits be wandering, let him study the mathematics, for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away...
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