"The ample Mind takes a Survey of several objects with one Glance, keeps them all within Sight and present to the Soul, that they may be compared together in their mutual Respects; it forms just Judgments, and it draws proper Inferences from this Comparison even to a great Length of Argument and a Chain of Demonstrations."
— Watts, Isaac (1674-1748)
Most text drawn from Google Books. See The Improvement of the Mind: or, a Supplement to the Art of Logick: Containing a Variety of Remarks and Rules for the Attainment and Communication of Useful Knowledge, in Religion, in the Sciences, and in Common Life. By I. Watts, D.D. (London: Printed for James Brackstone, at the Globe in Cornhill, 1741). <Link to ESTC><Link to 2nd edition in Google Books>