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The Living Age - Page 173
1905
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The Dublin Review, Volume 34

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1853
...the terminology of the schools, without disclosing that the schoolmen thought of other matters beside the number of angels who could dance on the point of a needle. Such disclosures are as dangerous as Mr. Southey's discovery, that there was an element of good in...
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The stream of life on our globe ... as revealed by modern discoveries in ...

1864
...sunbeams out of cucumbers and calcine ice into gunpowder, or of the metaphysicians who demonstrated that the number of angels who could dance on the point of a needle was neither more nor less than ten thousand, and that any one who sought to diminish this number even...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers ..., Volume 20

1864
...itself in barren speculations and childish tricks. The same spirit which set schoolmen battling as to the number of angels who could dance on the point of a needle, prompted the most stupendously simple of frauds. One old necromancer, who believed he had sold his...
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THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHY

J.J DRASDALE, M.D., R.E DIDIGEON M.D. ADN RICHARD HUGHES, L.R.C.P - 1875
...science, in medicine as in other things ; and we smile now at the old schoolmen who seriously argued as to the number of angels who could dance on the point of a needle, but we may in turn be smiled at for something almost as absurd. All positive knowledge which we possess...
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The British Homoeopathic Review, Volume 19

Medicine - 1875
...science, in medicine as in other things ; and we smile now at the old schoolmen who seriously argued as to the number of angels who could dance on the point of a needle, but we may in turn be smiled at for something almost as absurd. All positive knowledge which we possess...
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The British Journal of Homoeopathy, Volume 33

John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell - Homeopathy - 1875
...science, in medicine as in other things; and we smile now at the old schoolmen who seriously argued as to the number of angels who could dance on the point of a needle, but we may in turn be smiled at for something almost as absurd. All positive knowledge which we possess...
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The New England Medical Gazette, Volume 10

Homeopathy - 1876
...science, in medicine as in other things ; and we smile now at the old schoolmen who seriously argued as to the number of angels who could dance on the point of a needle, but we may in turn be smiled at for something almost as absurd. All positive knowledge which we possess...
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The Holy Cross Purple, Volumes 11-12

College verse - 1900
...discussions of modern problems in politics, economics and kindred subjects. We no longer seek to discover the number of angels who could dance on the point of a needle, but rather the proper disposition of the Chinese Empire. Not only is the present intercollegiate debate...
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The Catholic University Bulletin, Volume 7

1901
...think well and wisely. Yet the word "scholastic" calls up in the minds of many only the odd problem of the number of angels who could dance on the point of a needle without jostling. Students of history are apt to be misled by names, epigrams, or ' ' vignettes in...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 244

1905
...forward for the change are remarkable. One of the compilers is reported to have said that "heraldaugels" was incorrect, as one angel -was the herald and the...is akin to that of the Middle Ages concerning the cumber of angels who could dance on the point of a needle. One or two hymns, such as "Crossing the...
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