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" It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity: for words are but the images of matter; and except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. "
The Works of Francis Bacon: De augmentis scientiaurum - Page xlvii
by Francis Bacon - 1815
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807 - 970 pages
...is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity; for words are but the images of matter, and except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. Among various other errors which he points out as impediments...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807 - 528 pages
...is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity; for words are but the images of matter, and except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. Among various other errors which he points out as impediments...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807 - 528 pages
...a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity; /or •tvords are but the images of matter, and except they have life' of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. Among various other errors which he points' out as impediments...
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The baptist Magazine

1852 - 862 pages
...advantageously study the lesson taught by Bacon, — " Words are but the images of matter ; and except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." We regret to be constrained thus to animadvert on a young...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 648 pages
...is agood emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter, and except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one, as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to...
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Retrospective Review, Volume 3

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - Bibliography - 1821 - 402 pages
...is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity: for words are but the images of matter, and, except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one, as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 3

Books - 1821 - 398 pages
...is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter, and, except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one, as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 3

Books - 1821 - 400 pages
...is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter, and, except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one, as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to...
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The Retrospective Review.., Volume 3

Henry Southern - 1821 - 398 pages
...is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words are but the images of matter, and, except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one, as to fall in love with a pict\ire. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1825 - 524 pages
...is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity for words are but the images of matter ; and except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. (a) See note (A) at the end. 2. Origin of the prevalence...
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