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" My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts... "
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The Church Quarterly Review, Volume 26

Arthur Cayley Headlam - English periodicals - 1888
...engrossed him and encouraged him by their fruitful results. And so he himself describes his mind as having become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts. He lost his pleasure in poetry and music and painting ; he came, in his own words, not to be able to...
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Education, Volume 39

Education - 1919
...so inexpressibly dull that it nauseated me. I have also almost lost my taste for pictures and music. My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding out general laws out of a large collection of facts ; but why this should have caused the atrophy of...
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The Congregational Review, Volume 2, Part 1

1887
...facts which they may contain), and essays on all sorts of subjects, interest mo as much as they ever did. My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of a Inrge collection of facts, but why this should have caused the atrophy of that part of the brain...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 33

Science - 1888
...so intolerably dull that it nauseated me. I have almost lost my taste for pictures or music. . . . My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for...general laws out of large collections of facts. But why thw should have caused the atrophy of that part of the brain alone on which the higher tastes depend,...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 102

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1888
...intolerably dull." All his taste, too, for music and pictures equally disappears. In fact, he confesses : " My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for...grinding general laws out of large collections of facts," and he loses all enjoyment from his other tastes. As we began by saying, whether for good or for ill,...
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The Musical World, Volume 68

Music - 1888
...ot a man whose learning and great powers of research made him famous, I mean Charles Darwin : — " My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for...grinding general laws out of large collections of facts. . . If I had to live my life again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some...
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Mind, Volume 13

Philosophy - 1888
...curious dying-away of the "higher (esthetic tastes," as life went on and his mind more and more became " a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts ". The proclamation of philosophical (as distinguished from scientific) incompetence has a truly remarkable...
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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at ..., Volumes 29-30

American Philosophical Society - Learned institutions and societies - 1891
...so intolerably dull that it nauseated me. I have almost lost my taste for pictures and music. * * * My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of a large collection of facts." Dr. Leidy, however, sought chiefly to ascertain facts ; he did not attempt...
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The Incarnation of the Son of God: Being the Bampton Lectures for the Year 1891

Charles Gore - Incarnation - 1891 - 276 pages
...faculties into other channels. It is very well known how Darwin describes his own mind as having ' become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts,' with the result of producing ' atrophy of that part of the brain on which the higher tastes depend...
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The Imaginative Faculty: A Lecture Delivered at the Royal Institution May ...

Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree - Acting - 1893 - 48 pages
...novels, which are works of the imagination, though not of a very high order, have been for years a 43 wonderful relief and pleasure to me, and I often bless...of machine for grinding general laws out of large 44 collections of facts, but why this should have caused the atrophy of that part of the brain alone,...
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