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  • The vice of the book is excessive classification of bodily faculties, and over-subtlety in the discrimination of diseases.
  • With a surface gloss of Greek education, he united the subtlety, the superstition, and the obstinate endurance of an Oriental.
  • It is, in fact, important rather as a rhetorcial subtlety than as a serious argu ment.
  • Under an appearance of much vain subtlety the controversy about universals involved issues of the greatest speculative and practical importance: realism represented a spiritual, nominalism an anti-spiritual, view of the world; while realism was evidently favourable, and nominalism unfavourable, to the teaching of the Church on the dogmas of the Trinity and the Eucharist.
  • For, however Ghibelline might be the original intention, the result was not commensurate with the subtlety of the design, and the power of the pope was rather increased than diminished by the event of the Crusade.

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