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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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Rhetoric: A Text-book, Designed for Use in Schools and Colleges, and for ...

Erastus Otis Haven - English language - 1869 - 422 pages
...story, who is said to have made a statue and fallen in love with it after it was endowed with life. for words are but the images of matter ; and except...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." Writings in which long and sonorous terms abound are sometimes said to be in the " Johnsonian style,"...
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Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1869 - 446 pages
...words are but the images of matter; and Ipxcept they have life of reason and invention, to fall in Jove with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. 4. But yet notwithstanding it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity...
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The Bibliotheca Sacra, Volume 28

Bible - 1871 - 832 pages
...echo; 'Decem aimos consumpsi in legendo Cicerone'; and the 'echo answered in Greek, "Ove," 'asinc.' How is it possible but this should have an operation...them is all one as to fall in love with a picture." — Bacon's Works, Vol. ii. pp. 36, 37. These remarks of Bacon are in no way inconsistent with principles...
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Rhetoric: A Text-book Designed for Use in Schools and Colleges and for ...

Erastus Otis Haven - English language - 1872 - 398 pages
...story, who is said to have made a statue and fallen in love with it after it was endowed with life. for words are but the images of matter; and except...invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to full in love with a picture." y^ "Writings in which long and sonorous terms abound are sometimes said...
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The Physical and Metaphysical Works of Lord Bacon ...

Francis Bacon - Induction (Logic) - 1872 - 602 pages
...Pygmalion's frenzy seems a good emblem of this vanity;' for words are but the images of matter, and unless they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is to fall in -love with a picture. Yet the illustrating the obscurities of philosophy with sensible and...
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The Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1873 - 438 pages
...represented an example of late times, yet it hath been and will be secundum majus el 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. 4. But yet notwithstanding it is a thing not hastily to be condemned, to clothe and adorn the obscurity...
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Text-book of Prose: From Burke, Webster, and Bacon : with Notes, and ...

Henry Norman Hudson - Readers - 1876 - 660 pages
...which though it hath large flourishes, yet it is but a letter? It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy5 is a good emblem or portraiture of this vanity: for...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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Bacon: The Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Knowledge, Theory of - 1876 - 504 pages
...of this vanity : for words are but the images_j3f_matŁer ; and except !hey haveTife of reason""and invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. 4. 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 lord Bacon, moral and historical, with a brief memoir of the ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1877 - 782 pages
...represented an example of late times, yet it hath been, and will be secundum majus el 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 Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Life, etc. Comedy of errors. Two ...

William Shakespeare - 1880 - 300 pages
...emblem or 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." In another passage, he puts the matter as follows : " Surely, like as many substances in Nature which...
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