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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 English Journal of Education, Volumes 11-13

Education - 1857 - 1266 pages
...emblem and portraiture of this vanity ; for words are but the images of matter, and except they have the 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 not hastily to be condemned to clothe and adorn the obscurity even...
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The Works, Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1859 - 856 pages
...represented an 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: With a ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1859 - 618 pages
...flourishes, yet it it but a letter ? It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraature of this vanity, for words are but the images of matter...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. 2. Origin of the prevalence of delicate learning in late lnurx ' 170 3. Delicate learning exists more...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1860 - 720 pages
...a patent or limned book, which, though it hath large flourishes, yet it is but a letter ? It seemi to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or...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 Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon, with Prefaces and Notes ..., Volume 3

Francis Bacon - 1861 - 860 pages
...represented an example of late times, yet it hath been and will be secundum mqjus 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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Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1864 - 464 pages
...represented an 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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Chapters on Language

Frederic William Farrar - Language and languages - 1865 - 358 pages
...conceptions would be a babble of unintelligible sounds ; ' for words,' says 1 Bacon, ' are but the image of matter ; and, except they have life of reason and...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture.' If then a language were dictated, or in any other manner directly revealed to the earliest men, the...
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The literary reader: prose authors, with biogr. notices &c. by H.G. Robinson

Hugh George Robinson - 1867 - 458 pages
...or "limned book ; which though it hath large flourishes, yet is but a letter? It seems to me that 15 Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem or portraiture...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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On Some Defects in Public School Education: A Lecture Delivered at the Royal ...

Frederic William Farrar - Classical education - 1867 - 78 pages
...portraiture of this vanity ; for words are but the images of matter; and except they have life of reason or invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. . . . But the excess of this is so contemptible that. . . there is none of Hercules' followers in learning,...
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On Some Defects in Public School Education: A Lecture Delivered at the Royal ...

Frederic William Farrar - Classical education - 1867 - 80 pages
...words are but the 'images of matter; and except they have life of reason or invention, to fall in lovs with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. . . . But the excess of this is so contemptible that . . . there is none of Hercules' followers in...
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