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" 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: Lord Chancellor of England - Page ix
by Francis Bacon - 1825
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 3

Books - 1821 - 398 pages
...into truth, but will despise those delicacies and aifectations as capable of no divineness. Indeed it seems to me, that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good...them is all one, as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity,...
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Retrospective Review, Volume 3

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - Bibliography - 1821 - 402 pages
...into truth, but will despise those delicacies and affectations as capable of no divineness. Indeed it seems to me, that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good...them is all one, as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity,...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 3

Books - 1821 - 400 pages
...into truth, but will despise those delicacies and affectations as capable of no divineness. Indeed it seems to me, that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good...them is all one, as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity,...
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The Retrospective Review.., Volume 3

Henry Southern - 1821 - 398 pages
...into truth, but will despise those delicacies and affectations as capable of no divineness. Indeed it seems to me, that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good...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 be condemned, to clothe and adorn...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1824 - 642 pages
...example of late times, yet it hath been, and will be secundum majus et minu-s in all time. And how it is possible but this should have an operation to discredit...them is all one, as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity...
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The Two Books of Francis, Lord Verulam: Of the Proficience and Advancement ...

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1825 - 432 pages
...seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity : for words art but the images of matter ; and except they have life...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16

Francis Bacon - 1834 - 784 pages
...for what are words but the images of matter ? and except they be animated with the spirit of reason, to fall in love with them, is all one as to fall in love with a picture. Demetrius the grammarian finding in the temple of Delphos a knot of philosophers chatting together,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1826 - 626 pages
...should have an operation to discredit learning, even with vulgar capacities, when they see learned mens works like the first letter of a patent, or limned...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding,- it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825 - 538 pages
...example of late times, yet it hath been, and will be " secundum majus et " minus" in all time. And how is it possible but this should have an operation...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. But yet, notwithstanding, it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1834 - 458 pages
...learning, of which Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem ; for words are but the images of matter, and to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." (b) These different subjects are classed under the quaint observatione dignum (licet nobis modernis...
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