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" They work most geometrically, without any knowledge of geometry ; somewhat like a child, who, by turning the handle of an organ, makes good music, without any knowledge of music. The art is not in the child, but in him who made the organ. In like manner,... "
Essays on the Active Powers of Man: By Thomas Reid, ... - Page 108
by Thomas Reid - 1788 - 493 pages
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The Edinburgh magazine, or Literary miscellany

1788
...who, by tinning the handle of an organ, mak*s go^ti malic, without any know ledge of nuific. . • The art is not in the child, but in him who made the...the bee, and made all things in number, weight, and nieaiure* Continuation of the fJiftorj of Boxing. Being an Extradfram a /caret Pmtt* fklet on the Science...
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The Bee,: Or Literary Weekly Intelligencer, Volume 16

James Anderson - 1793
...child, but in him who made the organ. In like manner, when a bee makes his combs so geomatricallv, the geometry is not in the bee, but in that Great...the bee, and made all things in number, weight, and measure ! TO CORRESPONDENTS. The laboured apology of Speculator is received. And though the Editor...
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Essays on the Powers of the Human Mind, Volume 3

Thomas Reid, Dugald Stewart - Philosophy - 1803
...geometry ; fomewrut like a child, who, by turning the handle of an organ, • makes makes good mufic, without any knowledge of mufic. The art is not in...thofe are moft remarkable which appear in infancy j when we are ignorant of every thing neceflary to our prefervation, and therefore muft perifh, if...
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The Works of Thomas Reid, Volume 4

Thomas Reid - Philosophy - 1815
...bee makes its eombs so geometrieally, the geometry is not in the bee, but in that great Geometrieian who made the bee, and made all things in number, weight, and measure. To return to instinets in man ; those are most remarkable whieh appear in infaney, when we...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Volume 12

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1816
...knowledge of geometry ; fomewhat like a child, who, by turning the handle of an organ, makes good mufic without any knowledge of mufic. The art is not in...and made all things in number, weight, and meafure." On the whole, it is evident, tha: the ftrufture of a honey-comb is an effcft of inftinft which cannot...
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Henry and Acasto, a Moral Tale

Brian Hill - 1816
...not in the child, but in him that made the • organ. In like manner, when u bee makes its combs so geometrically, the geometry is not in the bee, but...the bee, and made all things in number, weight, and measure," But, time severe, impatient of delay, Push'd hour on hour, bid day succeed to day, And chang'd...
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The Works of Thomas Reid; with an Account of His Life and Writings, Volume 3

Thomas Reid - Philosophy - 1822
...art is not in the child, but in him who made the organ. In like manner, when a bee makes its combs so geometrically, the geometry is not in the bee, but...the bee, and made all things in number, weight, and measure. To return to instincts in man ; those are most remarkable which appear in infancy, when we...
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Essay on Instinct, and Its Physical and Moral Relations

Thomas Hancock - Instinct - 1824 - 551 pages
...of the arts which they practise so skilfully ; and that the geometry is not in the Bee, but in the great Geometrician who made the Bee, and made all things in number, weight, and measure." * Now when we see that animals, by Instinct, arrive at once to perfection in their art, while...
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Essays on the powers of the human mind [orig. publ. as Essays on the ...

Thomas Reid - 1827
...art is not in the child, but in him who made the organ. In like manner, when a bee makes its comb so geometrically, the geometry is not in the bee. but...the bee, and made all things in number, weight, and measure. To return to instincts in man ; those are most remarkable which appear in infancy, when we...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 3

Dugald Stewart - Logic - 1827
...child, but in Him who made the or" gan. In like manner, when a bee makes its comb so geome" trically, the geometry is not in the bee, but in that great...Geometrician who made the bee, and made all things in num(' her, weight, and measure."* • Essays OH the Active Powers. Quarto Edition, pp. 106, 107, 108....
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